The Twigtale Twelve - Lara Hoffman

The Twigtale Twelve - Lara Hoffman

by Twigtale

Lara Hoffman is the wife of Nishad Chande, co-founder of Twigtale. She has spent much of her career working at organizations focused on homelessness, indigent defense, and social justice.  While currently on medical leave to fight breast cancer, Lara normally works as a trial attorney for the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Los Angeles. 

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Part Two - The Story Changes. Love Remains the Same.

Part Two - The Story Changes. Love Remains the Same.

by Lara Hoffman

“I’m so sorry, but you have cancer,” are never easy words to hear, especially not as the parent of a young child.  When I heard my doctor say them to me last December, I initially felt only shock and disbelief.  “This can’t be happening to me…. I feel completely healthy!”  Then, as her words sunk in, feelings of terror took over.  When I became aware of my surroundings and looked at my husband Nishad, who was sitting next to me and holding my hand, tears were silently rolling down his cheeks.

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Part One - The Story Changes. Love Remains the Same.

Part One - The Story Changes. Love Remains the Same.

by Lara Hoffman

I had a hunch that my husband Nishad would be a fantastic dad when I married him.  He had always been more kid-focused than I was.  Way back when we were young college students on our third date, he made me promise to name our son “Remi.”  “Sure!” I responded, not really concerned about making a promise that I didn’t expect to keep. 

 

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