Posts by Elisabeth Dodd

Caregiver

Living at a Crossroads: Juggling Caregiving and College

by Elisabeth Dodd September 13, 2022

Just a few weeks after dropping me off for my first semester of college in 2014, my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer. Suddenly I had two lives. One where I was home taking care of him and trying to support my mom. The other was at college, where I juggled the guilt of not being present at school with the shame of not being there for my family.

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