About Me

“I haven’t a clue as to how my story will end, but that is alright. When you set out on a journey and the night covers the road, that is when you discover the stars.” Nancy Willard

Hi – I’m Susan Thornton and the Founder of Let’s Live.  Let’s Live was created out of my wish to connect with individuals who have come through the cancer experience and are searching for a new path, a new way of creating a life full of joy, passion and wellness.

What is my story? I’ve been living with a rare form of lymphoma called cutaneous t-cell lymphoma (CTCL) for the last 19 years. This particular cancer is not cureable, although treatable.  Many forms of treatment over the years, some have worked better than others, but all in all, I’m in pretty good shape today and feel very lucky to have come through this experience. As you can imagine, it has been one heck of a roller coaster ride. Many moments of fear and doubt about the future along the way as well as those Aaha moments where I was astonished with the lesson I learned or the door that was opened to me. What I found is that once we “graduate” back into our lives, we are forever changed. No one really addresses that. A support group doesn’t quite work. Therapy can only go so far. I wanted something more to inspire me or kick me in the butt to make some changes in my life.  My journey began when I was first diagnosed in 1991 and it has taken me down many different  paths over the years to figuring out what I wanted to do with my life, where I wanted to go, and what was important to me. I’m still learning, still working on a lot of that. But, it has been a rich and rewarding experience for me in so many ways that I feel compelled to share what I have learned with other cancer survivors who may be on a similar quest.

Let’s Live is my dream for empowering and inspiring others to keep on living, learning, and exploring all that life has to offer. I want to see a world where no one is defined by having cancer, but the cancer experience can be used as an opportunity to create a new life that radiates with passion, joy and magic.

I hope our paths cross along the way.


“Live out of your imagination, not your history”. Dr. Stephen Covey