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Giving your sister a second chance

Families are complicated. Theirs is no different. For years, Jamie Patterson was estranged from her family. She eventually reconciled, after her sister, Jennifer Carey, had been battling chronic myeloid leukemia. The sisters, from the Adirondack region of New York State, were back together. Which was good on so many levels. But neither could predict just […]

The power of being in the right place

She walked into the house with big “hellos” for everyone. Not that Joyce Lawson particularly wanted to be back at Kevin Guest House. A return to the grand Victorian on Ellicott Street meant that her husband, Craig, was back at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center facing more complications from his treatment for bladder cancer. But […]

Respite for the Caregiver

Respite for the caregiver Sharon Lawton was curled up on the couch in the living room. The comfy couch. That was important. She needed that feeling of home, of being enveloped in the softness and warmth of that familiar piece of furniture. Sharon was exhausted. She had gone “over the river and through the woods” […]