Thursday May 5, 2011
This article was very nice but it gave the impression I created ASSISTments by myself, while in fact about 100 WPI students and staff have worked on the project for over a year.
NPR followed up the article with a interview you an hear here.
You can hear Neil and Cris Heffernan sign the song mentioned in the article by viewing the Youtube video below, prompted by the below email.
Hi Dr. Heffernan-- My wife and I are both currently oncologists. We read with interest the article about you by Yvonne Abraham in today's Globe. My wife experienced a seizure a month ago and underwent surgery 2 weeks ago to remove an oligoastrocytoma. Your story was inspiring!
One of my hobbies is to write new lyrics to broadway songs and I was intrigued by the song you wrote about your tumor to the music of "The Rain in Spain." Would you consider sharing this? I think it would cheer my wife on to recovery…. Thanks much, Joel [Last name removed]