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Taking Care of Yourself

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Powerful Patient

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Joni Aldrich, internet radio host on the Cancer Support Network, focuses on issues of support for patients and caregivers going through the cancer experience.

Joni Aldrich was raised in a home where the words “I can’t” were never used in a sentence, so she learned from a young age the tools and tenacity required to persevere throughout life’s challenges. In 2004, Joni found herself putting all of her personal and professional skills to use in a way that she had never imagined: learning everything she could about cancer and caregiving after her 43-year-old husband Gordon was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer.

After two years of crisis in the caregiving school of hard knocks, Joni was devastated when Gordon lost his battle. Several years later, she quit a job that she loved to use the knowledge and insight she gained through her experiences to help others navigate their own life-changing journeys.

She has published six books designed to help readers survive cancer, caregiving, brain illness, and grief. Add to that twenty years of training and public speaking, and her ability to inspire, empower, and motivate are limitless. She hosts a show called Caregiving S.O.S. (Sanity or Superwoman)….

Joni talks with Mike Lawing and Joyce Graff about her experiences, her work, and her advice to people going through this situation.