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Humor helps: Sense of fun sees Pleasanton writer through health challenges

Original post made on Apr 4, 2017

"I think you have a choice of how you want to respond," Annette Langer said. "You can choose to be happy or you can choose to be sad. You cannot always control your pain but you can control your suffering -- and I choose not to suffer."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 3, 2017, 3:59 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by Margaret Zhao
a resident of Amador Estates
on Apr 4, 2017 at 10:52 am

Totally agree with Annette as a standup comedian and author myself. Her story is so inspiring.
We have a non profit organization called Life Renewing Center. We offer laughter as the best medicine humor therapy.
It is a wonderful tool to help us forget sufferings.
Laugh more...
Margaret Zhao

Posted by Joan Evans
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 4, 2017 at 11:09 am

I personally know Annette and I can tell you she really talks the walk. She is one giant smile - for everyone. As a 3 time cancer survivor I agree with Annette 100%.

Posted by HT
a resident of Danbury Park
on Apr 4, 2017 at 3:24 pm

I don't know Annette but I know Margaret (who commented)and they are two peas in a pod. Pleasanton is attracting heros, authors and all around spectacular humanitarians. I'd love to meet Annette, but in the meantime, I'm going to Town Center to buy her book(s) and forward this article to several friends going through hard times who could use some cheering up from some one special like Annette. Thanks Annette - you are a local treasure!

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