This is an Eight-Week Support Group for GIST Caregivers.
Held every Thursday starting September 2 at 1pm ET.
Limited to 12 participants.
Online Support Group Launching September 10, 2020!
As we continue to navigate this uncertain time together, we want to offer you a little extra support. Starting Wednesday, September 2nd at 1pm ET the LRG will have its own weekly support group for the caregivers facilitated by social worker Angela Edson. In an effort to continue social distancing, we will use an electronic platform, to come together for 8 consecutive weeks as a small group of 10 participants. We will talk about all of the feelings you might be experiencing, both in relation to GIST, and also COVID-19. We will share our stories, if you are comfortable, and speak freely about the new fears and anxieties we might be feeling as a result of this unprecedented time. The group will be a safe space not only to feel supported by your fellow caregivers, but also a place to share our own coping mechanisms to get us through this stressful time. All information shared will be kept confidential.
About the Group Leader:
Angela Edson, LSW
Angela is a licensed social worker in New Jersey. She has been an employee at the Life Raft Group for close to five years. During her graduate studies she interned at a local hospital’s outpatient cancer center providing support to patients and caregivers. Additionally, Angela has experience as a caregiver to loved ones with a cancer diagnosis. She understands the challenges that come along with this role and is excited to co-facilitate this support group.