Annie’s story – doctor’s wife becomes a fearless caregiver


August 24, 2021


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How did you become the caregiver for your loved one?

My physician/husband diagnosed with a rare sarcoma in 2011.

What is the hardest thing about being a caregiver and the most rewarding thing?

Staying on top of what they might need at any moment / anticipate needs and act quickly and effectively.

What advice would you give to other caregivers?

Know as much as you can about the disease as fast as you can to be a patient advocate in the hospital and in the clinic.

In ten words or less, what has caregiving taught you?

Be an effective advocate, be compassionate, patient, and always caring.

Describe a situation where being a Fearless Caregiver helped you succeed?

Changing oncologists when the one assigned was not meeting our needs adequately.

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