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We’re in The New York Times Today

Sharon with her husband.
Sharon with her husband.

In January, Judith Graham, a reporter for The New York Times, contacted me for an article she was writing about life after caregiving ends. I connected her with two members of Sharon (@sharon) and Darren (@gcdsw2020). Judith features their stories in today’s article.

Sharon joined in 2008 and become one of the site’s very first bloggers; you can read her blog about caring for her husband, here. After her husband’s death, she joined, where she continues to post updates.

Darren joins us during our Tuesday night chats when he can. He shared his caregiving story on Your Caregiving Journey last month and will join me on March 15 at 12:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. CT, 9:30 a.m. CT) to continue the conversation. You can listen to our first show here.

Thanks so much, Sharon and Darren, for sharing your stories. It was great to read about you in The New York Times!!

About Denise

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

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  1. It kind of blows my mind, but I am so thankful to God for this opportunity! May God bless all you caregivers for what you do day after day.

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    Wonderful article — especially in that it inspired the discussion in the comments. The comments section read to me like a consciousness-raising and ice-breaking session, where people could overcome a perceived taboo of addressing topics that we are familiar with here. Thank you and bless you, @sharon, @gcdsw2020, Judith, and the forum of the New York Times.

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    What a wonderful article. I could relate so much to what Darren said “You learn whatever you thought your physical and emotional limitations were, you stretch beyond them to do what needs to be done.” This is so very, very true.

    I can’t wait to read the next article.

    Jane ~ mom to Nicole 18 yo
    VSD-ventricular septal defect
    PFO – patent fotant ovale
    ES – Eisenmengers Syndrome
    PAH – pulmonary arterial hypertension
    BHJS – benign hypermobility joint syndrome
    “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

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