Caregiver of the year Award
I created The Greg Martin Caregiver of the Year Award in 2016 in loving memory of my Dad, Greg Martin. He was one of my caregivers and biggest supporters. It was clear to the world the toll cancer was taking on me, I was bald, I had that puffy cheek, pale skin look that screams chemo and steroids. I had a port and the scars to go with it. I was in bed more often than not. It isn’t as obvious for loved ones, though, they lose sleep, sacrificing their needs to care for us, to take us to appointments, to visit in the hospital after work. They hide their tears in the car so we don’t see their fear. They pray, they cook and clean, they take care of children and pets and lawns. The list is endless. I am so thankful for my caregivers. I would not be here today without them.
This award is one small way to say thank you to the unsung HEROES fighting cancer along side the patients. Please tell us about a special person that made a difference in your fight.
Tricia Rausch, Founder and President