Feb 24, 2020
Being a caregiver for a loved one going through a serious illness (such as cancer) is a 24/7 job. No breaks and lots of stressors--emotionally, physically, financially and on and on. However, caregivers need to take care of themselves as well.
My guest today is helping caregivers do just that. Amanda
Clark is the founder of The Cocktails & Chemo
Foundation, an organization started in honor of her late
Their mission is simple: Caring for Caregivers. But the issue is much more complex as she works to change the narrative to encourage caregivers to pursue self-care and an understanding that their struggle matters too.
It’s a role Amanda knows too well as she cared for her husband and young daughter as Joe faced colon cancer. When Joe died in 2014, Amanda made it her mission to turn her grief into a rallying cry to care for those silently suffering beside the patient.
Amanda shares how she was able to find small pockets of self care through her journey with Joe and how you can support those you know who are caring for their loved ones (and what NOT to do).
You can support Cocktails & Chemo and come hang with me at their annual gala in Carmel, IN on March 7th. You can get tickets here or you can see other ways to support Amanda's mission of caring for caregivers here.
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