“My story is about more than just a personal struggle, it is about how a community of people came together to support me and give me this gift of life.”
During my battle with a brain tumor and recovery as a kid, it was my caregivers (family, friends, doctors, nurses, and even complete strangers) who gave me the strength to keep going. When a loved one is faced with cancer, caregivers go through a different yet equally difficult struggle . Recognizing the privilege of support I have has driven me to live a life helping others. While I make an effort to empathize with those around me, it is sometimes difficult for me to fully understand what my family members, friends, co-workers, or other caregivers are feeling about this experience.
Caregiver Perspectives: Is a platform for caregivers to share their thoughts on what it is like for someone they know to go through cancer.
I believe sharing these perspectives can help caregivers digest what is going on. I also hope that other caregivers can relate to these feelings, as well as help cancer fighters/survivors understand what caregivers experience throughout this type of journey.