Here is the article that I wrote for the PHA magazine:
“Help: A Collection of Essays by Those Who Care”
This thin, yet inspirational and powerful book is made up of stories by caregivers who belong to and blog about their experiences on Caregiving.com. The caregivers who have contributed to this book face a variety of circumstances. They include Laura, whose husband is paralyzed after a road rage motorcycle accident; Bette, who is married with three children and cares for her mother who has dementia; Trish, who cares for her epileptic brother; and several more, including my own piece about the first year of my daughter’s diagnosis with PAH.
These caregivers may care for parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings or children, but no matter who we care for, we have the same struggles. Each caregiver in this book offers their experience, insight and advice for other caregivers seeking help with their caregiving role.
This book makes a great gift for anybody who is a caregiver or somebody who knows a caregiver and wants a glimpse into their world. I would also recommend that caregivers join Caregiving.com and participate in the online events that entertain, encourage and support.
All the proceeds go to Caregiving.com’s Caregifters program, which promotes $500 for a caregiver in need. I have been one of the recipients of this award, which has allowed me to go through an online school to get a pharmacy technician degree in hopes that I will be able to use this knowledge to help my daughter. If you would like to purchase the book, go here.