On October 30, 2020, the White House issued a proclamation that November 2020 is National Caregivers Month, in recognition of the import role of caregivers, stating that “America’s heroes have earned and deserve our respect and gratitude, and their caregivers deserve the same.”
The proclamation reads, “Caregivers work long days and spend countless hours to meet and anticipate the needs of their loved ones, often facing challenges that can seem impossible to navigate. Errands, medical appointments, transportation, meal preparation, grooming, and companionship can consume significant time and effort, especially when caregivers must balance these duties with the pressures and responsibilities of their own lives, including employment and raising children. In spite of all of this, these extraordinary moms and dads, sons and daughters, siblings, and friends showcase compassion and selflessness for the ones they love. Their faithfulness and dedication is indicative of the generosity of the American Spirit and reflects the very best of our Nation.”
The Raymond A. Wood Foundation knows that many of our hypothalamic-pituitary brain tumor survivors rely on their caregivers — parents, grandparents, spouses or siblings — to help them with day-to-day living. Our mission seeks quality of life improvements for survivors which reflects our personal missions as caregivers — to find better ways for our loved ones who suffered the unthinkable.
“Family caregivers provide a vital lifeline of connection and hope to loved ones during challenging and uncertain days. These caregivers, who devote immeasurable time, energy, resources, and heart, need our understanding, support, gratitude, and encouragement. Throughout this month, let us remember these men and women who spend their days caring for others, and let us pray that they are sustained by grace and strength as they carry on this important work,” states the Proclamation on National Family Caregivers Month.
We salute the caregivers that work so hard everyday to care for brain tumor survivors – many becoming experts in their child or spouse’s medical conditions, advocating day in and day out for medications, fighting insurance companies, services or better treatment approaches and always putting their loved ones needs before their own.
Donations to the Raymond A. Wood Foundation help us seek better outcomes and treatments for these brain tumor survivors and also helps us find ways to better support their caregivers through educational opportunities, providing medical devices to help caregivers better manage the difficult conditions survivors face, creating networks of support and providing a platform of awareness.
“Family caregivers provide a vital lifeline of connection and hope to loved ones during challenging and uncertain days.”
Thank you caregivers!
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