One man’s journey and battle with his wife’s cancer transformed the journeys of caregivers tending to chronically ill partners and how they see themselves in their journey.
Port Charlotte, Florida, 21st July 2022, ZEXPRWIRE, When Patrick Palmer found out his wife had cancer, he was devastated. Once the initial shock had sunk in, he prepared himself for a future full of chemo sessions, follow-ups, and what would become to be an emotional roller coaster ride for the couple.
But Patrick also found himself struggling and in the dark throughout his journey. He turned to books and realized there wasn’t information available for partners like him. This is why he wrote his first guide book titled ‘A Husband’s Guide to Hands-On Caregiving’ to help husbands and other male caregivers overcome their challenges.
Today, Palmer’s book ‘A Husband’s Guide to Hands-On Caregiving’ is the ultimate guide for husbands caring for their sick wives and is now known as one of the best caregiving authors across the globe.
The guide is based on his five years of first-hand experience and was written to guide and assist men starting their journey as caregivers to partners battling cancer.
Before that, Patrick Palmer was a YMCA CEO and a pilot but quit when his wife, Angela, lost her life to a brain tumor (glioblastoma multiforme).
Determined to make a difference and provide a guiding voice that he didn’t have, he became a full-time writer and cancer, research advocate. He used his real-life experience to write a highly first book to help husbands, and other male caregivers overcome their challenges.
The publisher of Patrick Palmer’s books said, “If there is a book that changed the way men see themselves as caregivers, it is Patrick Palmer’s guide. It is when all feels hopeless, and you are sitting there dreading the next appointment, that Patrick’s words come through and help you find your strength again. You can tell he’s been there. And that gives you the support you need as a caregiver.”
Patrick’s books are available for caregivers online and can be ordered via the links below.
About Patrick Palmer
Patrick Palmer is an author and cancer activist who was a pilot and YMCA CEO before losing his wife after a five-year battle with cancer. Today, he is using his life experiences to help cancer patients and the caregivers in the community in every possible way. He has written three books for caregivers and has devoted his life as a cancer research advocate and educator for the caregiving community.
-A Husband’s Guide to Hands-On Caregiving
-The Healing of a Caregiver
-Are You Prepared to Be a Caregiver?