What People say about Toxic Tattooed
Maria’s unique voice emphasizes humor, and her self-reflection has been deep. She brings spiritual and
emotional depth together with scientific fact, and then transforms both with her ever-present sense of humor.
She makes people feel comfortable about the disease and then comforts them.
Rev. Scotty McLennan
Dean of Religious Life Stanford U
Author Finding Your Religion
An elegant and inspiring expression of the human spirit.
Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J.
College of the Holy Cross
The photographs reveal the poignancy, as well as the unexpected humor, of being treated for cancer
The Boston Globe
Maria uses humor in a sensitive and comforting way. She has terrific insight and the ability to put confusing,
painful thoughts into perspective and make everyone around her feel better. Patients and family members
laugh out loud while viewing her exhibit. Others then join in, laugh together, and begin talking, telling their own
stories. It is inspiring to watch.
Ruth Sherman, R.N., MS
Oncology Clinical Specialist
Harvard Vanguard Med Assoc.
I know Margaret Thatcher, Margaret Thatcher is a friend of mine, and Maria Judge is tougher than Margaret
Gen John R. Galvin, USArmy Ret.
Dean, Fletcher School
Your photo essay will help people understand what living with cancer is like and provide encouragement to
Lady Margaret Thatcher
Your exhibit is magnificent and I am certain that your work has inspired many … you have taken control of your
illness, reached out to others and helped them immensely.
Eileen M. Donoghue, Mayor
Comments from Viewers
This … leaves me feeling less fearful of the possibility of being diagnosed with cancer in the future.
I would definitely want to be in touch with someone like you if that ever happened. God bless.
You have shared so beautifully! I hope you turn this into a book so it can reach many more. Thank
you. You are in my prayers.
My group of friends and I just found out one of our best friends has stomach cancer. He’s 29. Your
journey here was very courageous and inspirational. I will pass it on.
I stopped by to take a “quick look” at the display and ended up looking and reading everything.
Very well done. Thank you!
What a great treasure you have made for your family and what a wonderful outlook you have on
life. May your life be long, healthy and full. Thank you for sharing.