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WE Have Cancer - Lee Silverstein EPISODE 140, 17th December 2019
Living The Role of The Cancer Caregiver, With Kandis Draw
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Living The Role of The Cancer Caregiver, With Kandis Draw

Kandis' mother succumbed to cancer in 2014. Not only was she her mother's caregiver she also was charged with caring for her younger siblings. During this time she was literally burning the candle at both ends. During our conversation we discussed:

  • How she wished she knew of the resources available to support her during such a difficult time in her life.
  • The importance of reaching out to people in similar situations as a source of support.
  • The importance of self-care when serving as a caregiver and the enormous challenges she faced while caring for both her sick mother and her younger siblings.
  • How her relationship with with her mother blossomed during her illness.
  • The stigma in the African-American community around going to psycho-therapy and what motivated her to seek support.
  • How she coped with her mother's passing.

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Therapy For Black Girls - https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/

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