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I recently got the opportunity to write a post about someone special to me, my uncle Dean. Someone that I want my daughter Blake to remember forever and always—to know how important he was in our lives. Unfortunately, he passed away before she was born. I miss him so much every day. He fought cancer hard, and, in my eyes, he won.
I got to tell this story because of the national awareness program This Is Living With Cancer™ by Pfizer. It’s full of personal stories and support. I also had the opportunity to try the LivingWith™ app, which is not only a space for those living with cancer to visit, but for friends, family and loved ones that are also in the middle of the terrible thing that cancer is.
So, I thought it would be fun to talk about the app because, as unfortunate as cancer is and as mad as it makes me, I feel like it can honestly benefit a lot of people. Although, if it were up to me, cancer wouldn’t be a thing because it’s just not fair.
As part of This Is Living With Cancer, Pfizer offers LivingWith, a free mobile app to help patients and their loved ones manage life with cancer and organize certain important information in one place, which may help to address some of these tasks and communication challenges. It’s designed to help patients and caregivers build a network of support and organize key documents. It also enables patients and their loved ones to record certain important information, track mood and pain and learn about local events and nutrition.
It has the functionality to help patients assign daily tasks to their “circle” of friends, family and supporters, like groceries and doctor visits. It’s dedicated to supporting you and potentially making your life easier during this awful trial. You can track your mood, sleep and medications, and your family members can be connected so they can stay in the loop and provide as much support as possible to you along the way.
I wish that we had this for Dean when he was alive. I know it would have helped along the way and given him the opportunity to meet and build support with people that understood what he was going through.
To read more about Dean’s story and the role he played in our lives, check it out, here.
For more information about Pfizer’s This Is Living With Cancer, and to download the free LivingWith mobile app, please visit www.ThisIsLivingWithCancer.com. Patients and their loved ones also can find the initiative on Facebook and Instagram.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.