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Connecting through Compassion
Connecting through Compassion
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“The last weeks of Gordon’s life were spent with someone I barely knew and didn’t know how to approach. It took me two years of counseling to get through the scars. It didn’t have to be that way for me. And it certainly doesn’t have to be that way for you.”
–Joni Aldrich
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Praise for Connecting through Compassion:

“Dealing with brain cancer was a double whammy. Cancer was bad enough, but the injury to the brain was a whole additional nightmare, and you are right, there was no one to fully tell me what to expect. I think you are wonderful to write your book, which will be so helpful to others.”
~Ellen Roundtree

“I wish I had had something like this book when I was dealing with my boyfriend’s brain cancer and his suicide.”
~Sharon McLaughlin

“God knows we could have used a book like the one you’re putting together. The hospice booklet was all about the last few weeks—the dying...there were months before when we needed advice.”
~Kelly Guenther

“I needed this book while caring for my brother Brian. The information has been carefully collected and delivered in a thoughtful way, and will benefit others as they fight to protect, assist, and care for a brain cancer patient. You offer experience and empathy that is so desperately needed by those who cannot face another day of pain both before and after the loss of a loved one. Although I lost Brian, your writing has given me comfort and helped me to remember our cherished moments. This is one of the most relevant books I’ve read in a very long time.”
~Cynthia McKay, JD, MA

“Caring for someone with cancer is a labor of love, but it’s so much more daunting when it involves the often inevitable changes associated with brain involvement. What Joni and Neysa have written is a compassionate and comprehensive guide that not only explains the changes that occur in patients with brain cancer, but also provides personal and pertinent information for their caregivers on how best to deal with those changes. As an advocate for cancer patients and their families—including those battling primary or secondary brain cancer—this book is an invaluable resource, and I highly recommend it.”
~Barbara L. Prisco, RN, OCN, MA, JD
Patient Advocate and Navigator

“I like this book because it’s informative, heartfelt, and exceedingly practical.”
~William “Ben” Weast, MA, LPC, NCC, CT
Duke University Cancer Center Patient Support Program

“I’m ecstatic that Joni and Neysa have written this book on how to relate to and live with someone going through a tragic brain cancer diagnosis. Brain tumors can alter emotions and change any person. Readers will learn how to deal with the emotional side of the crisis. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is dealing with or caring for a person with brain cancer. It is one of the best books I have ever read on this topic.”
~Katherine Brown, stage IV brain cancer survivor

“I had cancer four times in just four years. This is yet another great ‘how-to manual’ on cancer by Joni Aldrich.”
~Miracle Mike, terminal cancer survivor, life coach, radio host, and motivational speaker