Melanoma: A Warrior for Life

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By Cathy Moore In this blog post, Cathy Moore shares the journey she and her husband John travelled together after he was diagnosed with melanoma at age 47. May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Melanoma . . . The mention of that word still triggers my warrior’s instinct. My senses keen, I sit up straighter, and … Read more>>

A Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia

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In this blog post, Holly Clark offers her perspective on caring for loved ones suffering with dementia based on her professional experience working as a Community Manager for FirstCare Nursing Homes in Ireland and her personal experience caring for a family member dealing with the disease. By Holly Clark Hundreds of millions of people in the world … Read more>>

Susanne’s Caregiver Story: Why Do I Always Cry In Hospitals?

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November is National Caregiver Month and today’s post comes from Susanne White, founder of Caregiver Warrior. She was blessed with the opportunity to care for her parents and ventured out on a journey that would change her life. She blogs about this journey on her website and shares her experience, strength and hope with others so that … Read more>>

Caregiver Becomes Patient: Danielle’s Story

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Danielle, a Stanford Medicine X ePatient Delegate and fierce advocate for her daughter’s rare health condition, shares her own personal story about what it’s like when the caregiver becomes the patient. You can find Danielle on social media: Twitter: @Danielle_Edges Blog: http://lifeishardwearahelmetadventuresinlife.blogspot.com Facebook page devoted to her daughter: https://www.facebook.com/AlexandrasJourney/ — Caregiver Becomes Patient On July 5, … Read more>>

Heather’s Story: Hope Is The Fuel We Run On #PURASyndrome

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Heather Bowie shares the story of her son Aidan and his rare disorder known as PURA Syndrome in this week’s guest post. Read more about Aidan on his mother’s blog at Family Synapse http://familysynapse.com . For information about sponsoring or attending the PURA Syndrome Conference June 23-25, 2017 in Philadelphia,  visit the PURA Syndrome Foundation website at https://www.purasyndrome.org/conference17. Also … Read more>>

In the Fight of Their Lives: A Caregiver Perspective on Participating in a Clinical Trial

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Our guest post today originally appeared on Anne Moore Sabatos’ blog. She and her husband Mike have been married barely over a year and they are in the battle of their lives.  From the “About Me” page of her blog, Anne writes “We were married in November of 2014. Unfortunately, he has cancer, and not … Read more>>

Mark and Sarah’s Story: How a Brain Hemorrhage and Breast Cancer Improved their lives

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Mark and Sarah jive their way down Route 66, chasing their bucket list after overcoming a brain hemorrhage, coma, breast cancer and chemo. Mark tells their story in this uplifting guest blog post.

Lorraine’s Story: Caregiver to Her Husband With Type 2 Diabetes

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Lorraine Cook is the wife and caregiver of Steve, who lives with type II diabetes. She shares with us the struggles of trying to reverse lifestyle habits that brought on the condition. Lorraine lives in North Florida and operates a hand-dyed apparel business at www.tiedyedhippy.com.  Lorraine’s Story My husband, Steve, and I have been together since … Read more>>

Founder of CancerHAWK Shares Her Caregiver Story

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Our guest post this week comes from Robyn Stoller, CancerHawk Founder and Patient Advocate. After losing her husband to cancer, she became empowered to help others navigate the online resources available to help them fight the disease. You can find Robyn’s website at www.CancerHawk.com. She’s also @CancerHAWK on Twitter, and has a Facebook page at … Read more>>

Jenn’s Story Part 2: Caregiver Has Hope for Children with #Duchenne Muscular Dystropy

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Guest blogger, Jenn McNary, shares her story of hope, caregiving for her two boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. If you are just joining us, please read part 1 of her touching story here: Jenn’s Story: Facing Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy Head On Jenn McNary is a single mom of 4 children living in Pembroke, Mass. She currently works … Read more>>