Author | Speaker | Trainer
Over the course of 2017, my sister and best friend, Meghan, was diagnosed with three serious ailments in succession: an autoimmune disease, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and a lung disease. Considering our father died from Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 1997, the cancer diagnosis was frightening and disheartening to our family.
Unfortunately, we soon discovered that the cancer was the least of our worries. Meghan's lung disease was the real issue. It was aggressive and rare which meant it would progress quickly but doctors had little knowledge of how to stop it.
During this time, I did my best to support Meghan. As time progressed, I realized that my knowledge and experience as a pharmaceutical sales trainer gave me a different perspective than most family members who care for a sick loved one. I put my professional training to work and strategically advocated for my sister by asking effective questions, figuring out a way to capture key conversations, conducting research using reliable websites, and more. I was determined to be the most influential advocate I could be for my loving sister.
To our dismay, the next 13 months were painful and heartbreaking as we witnessed Meghan's condition worsen. No matter what the doctors did, the lung disease intensified. In the end, Meghan died three days shy of her 48th birthday.
Since then, I have decided that my vision in life is to help others powerfully advocate for their loved one. By sharing my knowledge, they too can be a Badass Advocate. My plan is to provide invaluable advice and reliable resources through my website, social media private groups (Facebook & Instagram), and book, Badass Advocate.
I am confident that the information I provide can help any caregiver to make a difference in their loved one’s healthcare experience. Furthermore, I aim to provide a welcoming and open community where patient advocates can come to support one another throughout their journey.
I hope the lessons I have learned will benefit you by getting your loved one the care they deserve.
Have any questions? Reach out to me please! I am happy to connect with you!