Tag: family

Champion Patient: Dalia Chokr

Champion Patient: Dalia Chokr

It’s the last Friday of the month, and our last Champion Patient of awareness month. This week, we feature Dalia Chokr. While Dalia is no longer with us to share her story in her own words, some of us who had the honor to call her a friend have gathered some thoughts...
CAREGIVERS: ACCEPTING CHANGE

CAREGIVERS: ACCEPTING CHANGE

When it comes to chronic illness, the patient is usually the main focus. Caregivers can often be lost in the shuffle. Pact blog writer Jim focuses on our caregivers, and the difficulties in accepting changes that come with illness. About fifteen years ago change...
How Pets Become Family

How Pets Become Family

When illness strikes, the world can begin to feel lonely. It’s no secret that isolation is a side effect of illness; often one we don’t talk about enough. Some of us are lucky enough to have a companion that helps us feel less alone. Our Pact blog editor...

Traveling with medical supplies

Recently, there has been a lot of talk in the online community about traveling with medical supplies, specifically TPN. If you use a feeding tube, TPN, or other medical supplies daily, the idea of traveling with them can be daunting. It’s a lot to think about, a...