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2022 Abby Lessack Caregiver Award profile: Daniel Weldon Thomas

11/16/22 | BY: Daniel Weldon Thomas

Daniel Weldon Thomas talks with LBBC’s CEO Jean Sachs about his experiences as a caregiver for his mother and other family members. A prominent chef in Washington, D.C., and a deeply compassionate individual, Daniel shares the essential ingredients required in caring for a loved one.

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2022 Abby Lessack Caregiver Award profile: Emily Lorenz

11/16/22 | BY: Emily Lohrenz

Emily Lohrenz talks with LBBC’s CEO Jean Sachs about her experiences as a caregiver for her mother and younger siblings. A senior in high school, Emily went from a timid kid who was afraid to drive (but not fly!) to a strong confident adult all while supporting her mother through diagnosis and treatment and maintaining a sense of normalcy for her younger siblings.

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2022 Abby Lessack Caregiver Award profile: Marcella Palmer

11/16/22 | BY: Marcella Palmer

Marcella Palmer talks with LBBC’s CEO Jean Sachs about her experiences as a caregiver for Debra and her adult son who is autistic. Described as an “angel,” Marcella supported Debra during treatment and beyond as if she were a close relative.

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2022 Abby Lessack Caregiver Award profile: Daniel Weldon Thomas

11/16/22 | BY: Daniel Weldon Thomas

Daniel Weldon Thomas talks with LBBC’s CEO Jean Sachs about his experiences as a caregiver for his mother and other family members. A prominent chef in Washington, D.C., and a deeply compassionate individual, Daniel shares the essential ingredients required in caring for a loved one.

Read More | 7 Min. Read |

2022 Abby Lessack Caregiver Award profile: Jack Coleman

11/16/22 | BY: Jack Coleman

Jack Coleman talks with LBBC’s CEO Jean Sachs about his experiences as a caregiver for his wife, Rifka, while she was in treatment for triple-negative breast cancer, keeping her spirits high and ensuring that their six children were taken care of as well.

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2022 Abby Lessack Caregiver Award profile: John Gentile

11/16/22 | BY: John Gentile

John Gentile talks with LBBC’s CEO Jean Sachs about his experiences as a caregiver for his wife, Krysten, who passed away from metastatic breast cancer in February of 2022. John talks about being “all in” for “the person I love the most in the world,” and how he looked for the small wins as he sought to maintain a sense of normalcy for his family.

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Rekindling the inner spirit

11/15/22 | BY: Sharon Kidd

When Sharon D. Kidd was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in 2019, she was getting a divorce that involved losing a husband and former friends. Soon she found herself immuno-compromised during the Covid-19 pandemic. Friendship and companionship in the breast cancer community were elusive until she found Living Beyond Breast Cancer and For the Breast of Us. 

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