Tell us a bit about yourself and your caregiver story
I was a sophomore in college when my sister was diagnosed with Glioblastoma. I was completely ignorant of what it meant to be a caregiver or about this disease. I remember being terrified reading the statistics on this cancer, but I knew that staying outwardly strong would be important in the battle. So, that was probably the hardest part. I used all my performance reserves to keep a smile on my face, during that time. It was a bit of a role change, since my big sister had always cared for me, as the baby of the family. Caring for my sister made me more passionate than I already was about things like healthcare reform, how we treat the poor, patients' rights, and the list goes on.