Strength in the Struggle: A Young Caregiver's Story
with Kandis Draw, Cancer Advocate
Resilience. That is the word that comes to mind when I think of my guest today, Kandis Draw. Kandis was 30 yrs old when she found herself in a full-time role caring for her mom and also her younger siblings. Kandis shares her story, her caregiving challenges, her resilience, the ways she is rebuilding her life after caregiving, and how this has fueled her mission for advocacy.
Kandis and I had the opportunity to meet at The Care Colloquium. It was a joy to meet Kandis and hear her story of resilience. Thank you, Kandis, for sharing with us. Keep advocating!
Kandis shares about:
Her story of being a young caregiver
How receiving her mom's cancer diagnosis changed her world
The ways in which being a young caregiver impacted her life
Caring for her younger siblings
Her caregiving challenges
Finding support in caregiving
Where she pulls her strength from
How her story has fueled her mission and brought her into action
How she is rebuilding her life
About Kandis Draw
Kandis is an advocate, educator and writer. At the age of 30, she was thrust into the role of caregiver- taking care of her mom and younger siblings. Her mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer.
Kandis knows the deep struggles and challenges that young caregivers are faced with and shares her story to inspire and help others. She is also an experienced columnist and contributes to caregiving.com.
To connect with Kandis visit HERE.
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