How one coat united a group of women with cancer – Magazine – The Boston Globe24 Sep 2013, Posted by Uncategorized in
The course at Benson was being led by staff psychologist Ann Webster, who also teaches at Harvard Medical School. She’s been working on a documentary about people in her Benson class who had been given death sentences and are still around today. During our final class, Ann’s videographer came to film the story of the coat. So we each stood up, wearing the coat, and described our history with it.
The coat had changed Alicia Keys’s life. Isabella Rossellini wore the coat and got the news that her tumors were shrinking. I wore it again and found out I didn’t have to have radiation yet. Susan said she felt the love of the group every time she put it on. I just needed the coat, said Halle Berry. Judi Dench hadn’t taken the coat yet but was leaving with it, and ended up getting good news on her scan.