Episode 60: Kristen | Smiling while grieving

Kristen is a “cancer sibling” who vulnerably opens up with us about what it was like to lose her sister (and later her mother) to cancer. She shares how her family created as much joy as they could during tough hospital stays, how they hung onto memories with family  vacations, and how they found hope for the medically complex community with their nonprofit called Samantha Makes It a Little Easier – SMILE. 

Topics we talked about that you do not want to miss:

  • Receiving your sister’s cancer diagnosis as an older sibling
  • Creating good times and bonding relationships during hospital life
  • The sibling connection throughout treatment and after death
  • Creating a nonprofit in honor of your loved one while grieving
  • What to do when someone is grieving
  • What SMILE does for our community 

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