HOW DO patients really feel when they are in your care? What does it feel like to cure a cancer? How are the children of oncologists affected when grief is a parent’s occupational hazard? These are the personal topics explored in the candid and inspirational mini-podcast series, Your Stories: Conquering Cancer.
Matthew and Dave Wiemer are identical twins, but the shared experience of losing their beloved father to brain cancer is starkly different. One brother became a caretaker. Miles away and unable to help, the other struggled with guilt. Five years after their father’s death, the brothers discuss the impact it had on their relationship. With humor and candor, they detail the resentment and frustration that cancer forces many families to face and share how they remain inspired by their dad.
To listen to Dave and Matt’s session and others like it, visit CONQUER.org/StoryCorps.
Your Stories: Conquering Cancer was produced in collaboration with StoryCorps, a national nonprofit dedicated to preserving and sharing humanity’s stories. ■
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