This Cedar Rapids Gazette article highlights The Patient Voice Project, a University of Iowa Arts Share program that pairs people who have chronic or mental illness with Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate students for at least six weeks of free writing classes. Launched in 2004 by a workshop student, the program has helped more than 100 people.
"This writing class helped me come to terms with the fact that my disease is progressing. I don't know that I would have just admitted that otherwise," said Molly Baker, who has cystic fibrosis. "It helped me get that out, and that was important."
Read the entire article here: Patient Voice Project