What gives your life meaning and what is the legacy you want to leave behind? These are topics not many people have to face until they are facing the end of their lives. This talk will go over key concepts regarding Meaning, Resilience, and Legacy from the perspective of a two-time cancer survivor based on the teaching of Viktor Frankel in “Man’s Search For Meaning.”
About Alique Topalian
Dr. Alique Topalian is a 2-time cancer survivor. She was first diagnosed with AML in 1998 at age 4 and relapsed in March of 2021 at age 27. She is now in remission and using her voice to passionately raise awareness about the unique needs of cancer patients. At age 7, she began to advocate for childhood cancers and raise awareness about bone marrow and cord blood donation. Since 2000, she has been the mascot, spokesperson, and fundraiser for the Armenian Bone Marrow Registry. Her experience with childhood cancer inspired her to obtain a Master’s in Public Health and a Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Education completing her degree in 2020.