April Meeting: Caregiver Loss after Anticipated Death

When someone dies after an extended illness, caregivers must cope not only with the death of a loved one but with the loss of the role and life focus they may have had for weeks, months, or years.

Lois, Karly, and Gregg Swope
Lois, Karly, and Gregg Swope

Lois Swope will share the story of being a caregiver to her daughter Karly, who lived for 27 years with Rett Syndrome, a rare disorder that required around-the-clock care. Despite physical limitations, including her inability to speak, Karly communicated intellect, talents, and wisdom. This mother and daughter, whose lives were woven together, were separated by Karly’s death in 2012. Lois and her husband Gregg continue their heart-journey by sharing Karly’s story. For Karly’s blog, which she typed on a keyboard (see photo above) during the final 4 years of her life, visit https://spiritdances.Wordpress.com The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. at the home of Linda Bergh, 4315 Xerxes Ave. S., Minneapolis. MTN meetings are free and open to all. 

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