I am very fortunate to have crossed paths with many fascinating, accomplished and inspirational people and Jennifer Goodman Linn is one of those people. Faced with a rare cancer she transformed a personal struggle into hope for millions by spreading the message that “without fear anything is possible” and, along with her husband David, founded Cycle for Survival in 2007 to raise crucial funds for rare cancer research.
Red Door found the perfect home with Jennifer who sadly passed away in July of 2011. In Jennifer’s profound words, the painting meant the following:
“I see is a woman who is standing in front of two doors — one is open and one is closed. She is choosing which door to enter/which path to take in the next leg of her journey. To me, it symbolizes the fact that we always have a choice in how we move through our lives. There are “doors” that present themselves to us all of the time and WE choose whether we see that door as open or as closed, as an obstacle or as an opportunity. I find the painting so empowering. It symbolizes that your life is what you make of it. No one else has the ability to choose your path but you.” – Jennifer Goodman Linn ( http://youfearless.com/blog/doors-present-themselves )
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Cycle for Survival : Since its founding in 2007, has raised over $64.9 million to directly fund clinical trials and research studies that bring new hope to countless lives touched by rare cancers. www.CycleforSurvival.com
Red Door, acrylic on canvas, 40” x 30” – www.DeanJBaer.com