Daughter & Caregiver
Throughout my mom’s survival and our caregiving, we never took ‘No’ as an answer: Not from Medicare, hospitals, clinics, doctors, nurses, or administrators. My mom was judged about upholding her will-to live and as caregivers we matched her attitude by practicing defiant hope, vigilante faith, endless support, relentless sacrifice right beside her. We can’t fail to mention Mom’s oncology team, who deserve absolute accolades and respect. As newbie caregivers we didn’t always do the right thing, but we did right by my mom. A good caregiver-rule to stand by—to give a voice first and foremost to the survivor, really witness and hear your loved one. They may be fighting for his or her life.