Today we hear from Angel who has nominated Todd. Todd is the caregiver for their brother Kim. Kim was diagnosed with Glioblastoma brain cancer.
“Todd helped with anything and everything to make his brother’s last days more comfortable, often sleeping on a chair to be near everyone during those important days.
Todd did everything from showering, feeding, to helping him at the urinal. Todd helped him with anything and everything to make his last days more comfortable.
Unfortunately Kim lost his battle to GBM on August 25th, but we commend the work and support of Todd and all those who supported Kim throughout his battle.”
We are honored and proud to share Todd, Angel and Kim’s story with you. All of the work our caregivers have done and continue to do is inspirational and deserves recognition.
Angel nominated Todd as part of our campaign to recognize all of the amazing work caregivers are doing during National Caregiver Month. To see a list of caregivers and their stories search our blog for the tag “National Caregiver Month 2013” or use this link.
If you are currently undergoing treatment or caring for a loved undergoing brain cancer or brain tumor treatment don’t hesitate to contact the Chris Elliott Fund with your questions or thoughts. We know that caring for a loved one is a demanding journey and should not be done alone. For help in caring for your brain tumor warrior we hope you read through our “My Support Network” information sheet that will help you identify people in your life to help you in your journey. Request your copy here:
We have also published several informational blog posts for our caregivers over the years as we know they are a key part of a brain tumor patients journey. Here are a few links you may find useful:
- Caring for the Caregiver: How to take care while caring for another — by guest blogger and social worker Stacie Beam Bruce
- Information on why and how to find respite care
- Finding the right facility for your loved one Part 1 & Part 2
- Why Family Caregivers Matter (from 2012)
Please do not hesitate to contact us about ways we can help. You are not alone.
Please feel free to share your comments and thoughts with Angel and Todd using the comments below.