Ellen Mayer Battles GIST with the Help of Art

Besides the arts, Ellen finds support in numerous places. “At first it was the GIST groups, [they are] still my support system when I get scared or have questions. The sites are like a security blanket; a year ago I was not happy about something and when I left the hospital I immediately called Norman Scherzer, LRG executive director, and that was very important to me.” She also finds the love and support she needs from her husband, Konrad; her two children and the rest of her family and friends.