WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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the world a better place, be it through volun- teering, financial support, political action, or, perhaps, simply showing up on the softball diamond. "I play second base," Sisenwine said, of the TBE team. "I think it's because I can make a mistake and easily be redeemed." Chaplain Alyssa Adreani Interfaith Chaplain and Coordinator of Spiritual Care at Newton-Wellesley Hospital Alyssa Adreani remembers being four years old and reading jokes out of a book to her uncle as he received treatment at Dana- Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Recalling the laughter of her mother and uncle amidst all that pain still resonates deeply, and may have been one of the earliest steps in her journey to becoming a hospital chaplain. In 1996, Adreani was diagnosed with ulcer- ative colitis (UC) and for eight years faced painful setbacks and numerous hospitaliza- tions before finding a successful treatment that has kept her symptom-free since 2004. She said she feels tremendous gratitude for each and every day of good health. It was during one of her stays at Newton- Wellesley Hospital (NWH) that a chaplain intern asked if there was anything he could do for her. "Yes," she said, "tell me all about your internship!" That conversation stayed with her as she 87 w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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