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From Boys Latin Teachers and Students to Sadra and Derrick

CaringOn was so grateful to present a gift to Sadra and Derrick Thomas who have tirelessly supported their son Mattheu during his treatments for cancer. Derrick is a beloved technology teacher at the Boys Latin School where his son attends high school. Teachers and students from Boys Latin School nominated him and his wife for …

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“Family Caregivers Finally Get A Break — And Some Coaching”

Photo courtesy of Lynne Shallcross/KHN | article “For today, there are no doctor’s visits. No long afternoons with nothing to do. No struggles over bathing. “At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., a group of older adults — some in wheelchairs, some with Alzheimer’s — sit with their caregivers in a semicircle around …

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“Imaginative Caregiving for the Cancer Patient”

While conversations rarely penetrate the bell jar of my self-containment, inventive forms of caregiving do. “After the drama of diagnosis passes and the preliminary offers of assistance dissipate, a few hardy souls hang in with cancer patients for the long haul. If we are lucky, they tender surprisingly creative acts and gifts. “Imaginative caregiving is …

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