Leeza’s Care Connectors

One of the things I’ve loved best about our ten years of working with families as they struggle to figure out life after someone they love got sick, is how resilient they become; how creative they can be and how willing they are to fight back. These husbands, wives, sons, daughters and friends have walked a path as caregivers that molded them into people they never imagined they’d be. As a result they have unique insights and gifts, wounds and vulnerabilities that are known only to those who have stared that kind of pain in the face and survived it.

connectorsThat’s why I am creating Leeza’s Care Connectors—a place for new souls caring for someone they love, to digitally connect with others who have already found their way. I’m doing it because our guests at Leeza’s Place and Leeza’s Care Connection have shown me that sharing their frustration and knowing they are not alone is so needed. That the strongest caregivers are those who have the courage to reach out, and share their story and their pain. After weeks of doctors visits, scans and tests and ultimately an Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis, a wife really needs to talk with someone who understands her frustration, her fear and her pain, even if it’s 2 a.m., And what a relief it is when one of our Connectors tells her what to do when she feels guilty because she’s angry with her husband that he got sick and that she blames him for Her life being over. It’s about being able to skype with another working mom at dinner time after she’s made her mom 4 different dinners but she still won’t eat because she says you don’t know how to cook, that you never did.

By connecting the Courageous Caregivers, we are putting experts in touch with those who need them most at the time they need the help the most. Whether by phone, e mail, text, skype or in person- there is always a Connector standing by to listen, share your burden, offer advice or just defuse the moment. Connectors know what you’ve been through and stand ready to coach, counsel and guide you.

We are working hard to have Leeza’s Care Connectors up and running very soon. In the meantime, if you’d like to sign up to be one of our Connectors… great! Let us know how to reach you here:

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