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Coping for Caregivers – Preparing for a Hospital Stay

Caring for a loved one is filled with day-to-day stressors. But what about the stressors that are out of the ordinary? Any hospitalization is stressful. Preparing for the hospital to the extent possible can [...]

By |2019-01-08T10:38:35-04:00January 8th, 2019|Caregiver Support, Coping with GIST, News|

SoCal Support Group Meeting for GISTers

Dina Wiley, SoCal Group Leader On August 11, 2018, a group of GISTers in Southern California gathered informally to share knowledge, resources, and personal stories about their journeys with this rare disease. [...]

By |2018-10-29T13:38:03-04:00August 28th, 2018|Caregiver Support, Coping with GIST, GDOL, Patient Support|

La Jolla Provided a Beautiful Backdrop for Our Three-Day July Event

The Life Raft Group and UCSD hosted a three-day event at University of California, San Diego UCSD-Moores Cancer Center from July 13th through July 15th. A GIST Awareness Day (GAD) event took place on July [...]

By |2018-10-29T14:02:15-04:00September 18th, 2017|Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Events, GDOL, GIST Education, News, Newsletter|

How To S.T.O.P. Caregiver Burnout

According to a 2015 report by the  National Alliance of Caregivers, approximately 43.5 million adults in the United States provided unpaid care to an adult or child in 2015. Caregivers come from diverse demographic [...]

By |2018-10-30T11:13:01-04:00February 10th, 2016|Caregiver Support, Coping with GIST, News, Newsletter|

Ten Tips For Cancer Caregivers

Caring for someone suffering from an illness is hard, there’s no other way to put it. Most of the time it gets easier but in the beginning right after a surgery, it can be very emotionally draining and frightening. Caring for someone you love is even more so as there is an emotional connection, a deep desire to alleviate the pain and suffering we see in the eyes of the person whose bedside we are hovering over.

By |2018-09-12T15:55:51-04:00October 1st, 2012|Caregiver Support, Coping with GIST, News|

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