Self-Care for Caregivers
Being a caregiver for a loved one with breast cancer can be both an enriching and challenging experience. Caring for yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. During this Twitter Chat for Caregivers, chat with others on the challenges of being a caregiver for a person with early stage or metastatic breast cancer, the importance of self-care and healthy ways to cope with your role. Our guest panelist will share some resources to help.
Use #LBBCChat to follow and join the chat.
David S. Duplay & Courtland Long, MPH
David S. Duplay the founder and CEO of healtheo360. He a business and technology strategist for the healthcare industry with a heritage in healthcare marketing, communications and technology.
Courtland Long, MPH is vice president of community management and marketing at healtheo360. Read more.
Katherine Easton, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Katherine Easton, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia and is certified as an oncology social worker by the National Board of Oncology Social Work. She has over 20 years’ experience in medical social work in both the acute and outpatient setting. She is currently an oncology social worker at Atlanta Cancer Care, affiliated with Northside Hospital Cancer Institute. Read more.
Gregory D. Garber, MSW, LCSW
Gregory D. Garber MSW, LCSW, is director of Oncology Support Services at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. With more than 20 years of experience as an oncology social worker, Mr. Garber has worked extensively with people diagnosed with cancer as well as their families, helping them better the quality of their lives before, during and following treatment. Read more.
Mac Crollman is co-survivor to MyCancerChic founder Anna Crollman. He is a Susan G Komen 2016 Co-Survivor Awardee, professional handyman, project manager and gardener. Read more.
Jonathan Haggans has been married to his childhood sweetheart, Kesha Haggans for 20 years. He has a passion for serving others and assisting his community in any way possible and is a lifelong resident of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Read more.
Aldona Kudirka is a loving mother of four children. In 2014 she became the caregiver of her youngest daughter, Maggie, when Maggie was diagnosed at the age of 23 with triple-positive metastatic breast cancer. Read more.
Jennifer Simpson is a content strategist and marketing consultant. She is also the executive director of DimeStories, where 3-minute stories read by the author are shared online, on the radio, and at live open mic events in San Diego and Costa Mesa, California, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her sister has been living with metastatic breast cancer for 15 years. Read more.
Sara Strauss lives and freelance writes in South Philadelphia. While caring for her magical mother who, until January of 2017, courageously battled metastatic breast cancer for 27 years, Sara developed a major love for John Cleese, Dorothy Parker, and anything on Turner Classic Movies. She also loves her pit bull, Charles. Read more.
Tim W. is a 5th generation co-owner of Watkins Garden Center (1888) in Hudson Falls, New York. He also has been a ski instructor at Killington, Vermont for over 30 years. Time loves nature and marvels at its beauty every day. Read more