Weekly Support Group for GIST Caregivers.
Held every Wednesday at 1pm ET beginning January 20, 2021
As we continue to navigate this uncertain time together, we want to offer you a little extra support. Every Wednesday at 1pm ET the LRG has a weekly support group for the caregivers facilitated by Marlene Nei, GIST Caregiver. To continue social distancing and connecting with caregivers across the United States, we will use an electronic platform, to come together every week as a group. We will talk about all the feelings you might be experiencing, both in relation to GIST, and COVID-19.
We will share our stories, if you are comfortable, and speak freely about the new fears and anxieties we might be feeling because of this unprecedented time. The group will be a safe space not only to feel supported by your fellow caregivers, but also a place to share our own coping mechanisms to get us through this stressful time. All information shared will be kept confidential. Contact Diana Nieves at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About the Group Leader:
Marlene Nei, GIST Caregiver
As an active member of the Life Raft Group, Marlene advocates for the needs of the caregiver community because she feels they are an underrepresented group. It is her mission to advocate for the entire GIST community making sure they are equipped with the appropriate resources on their GIST journey.