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Strength in the Struggle: A Young Caregiver's Story

caregiver support aging parents willgather podcast

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

To connect with Kandis visit HERE.

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