Joni Aldrich is Co-Owner and Producer of W4CS.com The Cancer Support Network, author of six books on surviving cancer, caregiving, brain illness, and grief. www.W4CS.com (The Cancer Support Network),offers 24/7 cancer programs for the "whole" cancer patient, their caregivers and families. After her husband died from cancer, Joni gave up the corporate world to become a worldwide advocate to help patients, families, caregivers and friends get through a life crisis such as a cancer diagnosis, a caregiving challenge (including caring for a brain illness patient), and surviving the grief process.
Christropher S. Jerry-Author, Speaker, Radio Host, and Patient Safety Advocate, is the President and CEO of the Emily Jerry Foundation, founded to raise awareness about preventable medical errors with particular emphasis on medication errors. After an intravenous compounding error by an untrained pharmaceutical technician caused the tragic death of his daughter, Emily, Chris dedicated his life to preventing other families from suffering through a similar heartbreak. He is the co-host of Advocacy Heals U, the radio program, and heavily involved with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation.
While every road to advocacy is different, there are similarities. It wasn’t until Chris and Joni met face-to-face that they realized some amazing parallels between their own personal experiences. Joni's Gordon and Chris’s Emily both died in 2006. Chris and Joni made major steps towards their advocacy mission in 2009. They were brought together in 2012 to advocate for advocates through Advocacy Heals U, the radio program, and now through Advocacy Heals U, the book.