You’ll Be Okay: Godspeed Caregivers Comfort Today’s Family Caregivers

In September, a very smart man named Dan Savage started a campaign called “It Gets Better.” Savage wanted to show young gay and lesbian individuals that life will get better for them. Through the project, gays and lesbians create videos to tell the young generation that it does better, that they will be okay.

What a great idea, I thought, I think I’ll borrow it.

So, in honor of National Family Caregivers Month (November), I’m asking all former family caregivers (Godspeed Caregivers) to record a video for today’s family caregivers which shares the simple message: I’m okay and you will be, too.

If you are a former family caregiver and would like to share a video, simply upload a video to YouTube and then send me an email with the link. Your video should be under 15 minutes in length and include details of your story, what you learned because of your caregiving experience and why you’re okay now. Title your video “You’ll Be Okay: Your Name, Your City” (for example, my video is called “You’ll Be Okay: Denise Brown, Chicago”). We’ll share these videos on our YouTube channel as well as here, on Caregiving.com.

I’ve recorded a video, which you can watch, below.

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8 Comments on "You’ll Be Okay: Godspeed Caregivers Comfort Today’s Family Caregivers"


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Denise,
This is beautiful and brilliant; so helpful and healing! What a fantastic idea! I am going to develop a video and contribute to this wonderful initiative. Can’t wait to see what others have to share. Thanks for your love and leadership!

Guest
Nov 2, 2010

Great piece of content, I hope this makes it to all who should see it. Thanks for sharing!

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Robin Tate
Nov 4, 2010

Denise, that was a wonderful video. I applaud your courage and resilience.

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Karen
Nov 5, 2010

Denise,
I admit, sometimes I feel like the work and stress never ends. The thought of what “ending” means immediately follows. It’s hard. I appreciate your sharing this. I love this site and all of the material and resources that you have shared.

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Bette
Nov 5, 2010

Denise,
Thank you for all these wonderful insights. To remember each point you talked about, and that we WILL be okay is very comforting. Thank you!