I pledge to continue raising awareness about the carers situation. I was a carer for 8 years to my husband. It took its toll on all the family in vary many ways. I am fortunate in that I was able to keep my job (with reduced hours and a most caring environment). I did not chose to be a carer, I cared for my husband until death do us part because I loved him and will do forever. I wish that there was more venues for moral support for carers as well as respite, if only an hour a week….I will continue to work towards more access for information, support and respite for carers in my area. I would like to have some sort of drop in center of information for carers, were it in the hospital, the CLSC, the pharmacy or the library. I was fortunate despite very bleak circumstances and I do want to give back. I dream of the day where carers actually get training to be able to provide support to their loved ones and to themselves.
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