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Anne P Executive, Aunt, Daughter, Sister, Cousin, Friend, and Supporter/Caregiver. This wonderful friend and sister share her answers to InKind Space’s 5 Questions.

WHO DID YOU SUPPORT?

I supported 2 people — My sweet sister - Nancy, and my friend Terri.

HOW DID YOU SUPPORT THEM?

Mostly with food - and sitting with both during their chemo/drip sessions - bringing snacks, making sure they were warm enough, had enough to drink etc. — then bringing food and nutritious food to their homes when chemo/drips were finished — force-feeding them brown rice, spinach, and other organic treats!

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR A CAREGIVER/SUPPORTER/ADVOCATE/FRIEND?

Be firm with having your person do the regimen that has been prescribed, be kind, listen, let them sleep.

SHARE A MOMENT OF LEVITY DURING THIS JOURNEY.

Both were so long ago so very hard to remember — but learning medical terms - like “occluded” and turning the information into a game show quiz was one of the highlights.

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?

In my everyday life - and through these experiences my motto has become “I'm doing the best I can".

Melissa Telzer