Guest post by Colleen Arnold, MD I worked in emergency medicine, family practice and hospice care over my physician...
Dayna Butterbaugh, recently diagnosed with breast cancer and in the middle of high-level treatment, was in a beauty...
Karen Mulder | 2 min read
Brian Mansfield is a writer for USA Today and was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 48. Brian chronicles his life...
Sherri Maat | 1 min read
How can we care for a person with cancer? Ask Important Questions! Ask, “How are you, today?” and also ask, “What’s going to be the hard part for you?” Be sincere and show them that what they are going through is important to you. Tell them you’re coming over …. Then visit them. Be creative with special treats and conversations that will brighten their days. Even if they say they don’t need anything, that’s when they will most appreciate that you are there.
Karen Mulder | 3 min read
I recently received this email from Cameron who was suddenly thrust into the role of caregiver for his wife, Heather, just after becoming a new father. Cameron tells his story of compassion and hope, then provides a link to a 3 minute video that further describes their journey.
I came across your blog and really identified with a lot of your writing. My name is Cameron and I was thrown into the role of caregiver when my wife, Heather, was diagnosed with a very rare and deadly cancer called mesothelioma, just three months after the birth of our only child.
Karen Mulder | 5 min read
Consider ways to combine your hobbies, talents and passions with your caring for those who suffer. To explore this...
Karen Mulder | 1 min read
Dear Friends: Wish you could have seen the impact of 2,100 walkers the 300 support persons the hundreds of people...
Karen | 1 min read
Don't overlook the major caregiver. He or she needs some uplifting too! The most difficult time for my wife (Jean) and me was dealing with the two-and-a-half-year losing battle with cancer waged by our nineteen -year-old son, Paul. Within days of the diagnosis, his left leg was amputated two-thirds above the knee, and after metastasis he endured a series of six lung surgeries. My response was to personally appropriate the stories of Jesus' encounters with heartbroken parents: Mark 5:23 became, "My son is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on him, so that he may be made well, and live."
jmesler | 4 min read
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