We Are Caregivers - By Amanda Hayes 

We Are Caregivers - By Amanda Hayes 

I remember exactly where I was when the doctor first said the “D” word to me. We’d had every test run and the results all came back clear, yet we knew something wasn’t right. It had started small. I noticed things that just didn’t make sense. She would forget words ...

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How To Choose Community Over Isolation

How To Choose Community Over Isolation

*Originally written for IF:Table discussion groups. I’ll never forget the day my mom fell from her bed. It was 7:30am and I was in the midst of frantically getting the kids ready for school. You know the drill - brushing their teeth, making breakfast, packing lunches, and walking the dog. ...

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Caring without Contact 

Caring without Contact 

My family and I went for a hike over the weekend. We’ve hiked this trail in our town hundreds of times. People typically greet each other, pet each other’s dogs, and stop to let our children play. This time was drastically different. As we passed people, everyone’s heads were down. ...

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Caregiver Position Description 

Caregiver Position Description 

Position Summary: The Caregiver cares for the patient’s medical, physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, social-emotional, financial, organizational, and dietary needs. Reporting to: This position reports to the patient, medical staff, the patient’s mother, other family members, friends, acquaintances, and the Lord. Essential Duties: Be or become an expert on the patient’s ...

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What Your Struggling Friend Really Wants 

What Your Struggling Friend Really Wants 

Do you have someone in your life who is in the midst of hard times? Want to brighten their day, fill their mailbox with happiness, let them know you love them from afar? Here are a few gifts ideas from this gal, who has lived through a hard time or ...

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Caregiver Story: Allison

Caregiver Story: Allison

Allison and her husband, Sean, are college sweethearts. Shortly after adopting their beautiful daughter, Maya, they discovered Sean had cancer. Since then, they have endured countless cancers, surgeries, ER visits, and treatments. Allison has been his dedicated caregiver for ten years. She doesn't hide how hard it can be. At ...

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Co-founder Story: Our Why

Co-founder Story: Our Why

I have an image seared in my heart of my mom spoon feeding me - as I was breastfeeding my newborn daughter, Kayla. Years later, I found myself feeding my mom as she was recovering from one of her many chemo treatments. I’m not sure if this is what the ...

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