Bob Brockman: Helping Cancer Patients Feel Better with Nia
By: Nia Technique | August 30, 2013
“The purpose of life is not only to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every once in awhile someone comes a long that makes the world a better place by doing what they love most. Bob Brockman is one of those people. Bob had multiple sclerosis and cancer, but that didn’t stop him from using Nia to help those around him feel better.
After his first Nia class he felt the difference in his body immediately. His mission was to share it with other healing populations. As his Nia practice deepened, he couldn’t stop telling everyone to try it, and became an advocate for Nia in the Philadelphia area. He teamed up with Nia instructor, Suzanne O'Grady, and connected her with Bryn Mawr Hospital's cancer support group. His efforts led to the start of a Nia class at the hospital!
Bob saw unlimited possibilities and introduced Suzanne to the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia, where people with cancer and their loved ones now attend classes weekly.
Bob’s memory will live on as a great inspiration. Read more about his story, and find out about the Bob Brockman Nia Fund that ensures that Nia Classes remain a permanent fixture at the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia.