Survivorship for Caregivers

November 20, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

Caregiving can be rather unique, as most caregivers are not given time to prepare for what the role will entail. According to a 2015 survey from the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than an estimated 2.8 million people provide care for an adult loved one or friend diagnosed with cancer. LUNGevity estimates that more than 228,000 people will…

The Art of Balance: Accepting Help as a Caregiver

November 6, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

It was Dec. 21, 2005, when life changed for Cameron Von St. James. On that day, 15 years ago, he found out that his wife, Heather, had been diagnosed with mesothelioma. As one of the rarer cancers, accounting for just 3,000 cases annually, the couple was stunned when they received the news. At the time,…

The Wilderness Between Love and Loss

November 6, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

The loss of her aunt and uncle converged upon Victoria Bennett, an award-winning poet, author, and founder of the Wild Woman Press in the U.K., pushing her toward the eventual devastating reality of losing her mother, Maureen. Bennett had become painfully familiar with the finality of death. Seven years before she lost her mom, Bennett’s eldest sister…