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Webinar Replay: Navigating the Holidays While Living With a Terminal or Chronic Condition

With the arrival of cold weather, the onset of darkness, and the start of the busy holiday season, a sense of vulnerability can be felt by many. This feeling may be particularly pronounced for those of us who live with chronic or terminal illnesses.

How can we gracefully navigate this season while being kind and considerate toward our bodies, hearts, and minds? Additionally, how can we provide the best support to those in our lives most impacted by these circumstances, facing our chronic or terminal conditions?

Hear from three panelists as they share their stories of struggle and resilience during the winter and holiday seasons.

Watch the replay video below:

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Patient Leader Panel

Ricky Allen:
Ricky, born and raised in Texas, was diagnosed with major depressive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia when he was 15. He is currently a student at Texas State University, where he is working on his BA in Psychology with the goal of giving back to the city that made him and helping PoC and LGBTQ+ communities

Ellen Reed
Ellen is a retired Advanced Practice Nurse living with her husband in Western North Carolina. For many years, she maintained a practice in Gestalt Therapy with a specialty in grief and loss and then was diagnosed with Advanced Ovarian Cancer herself in 2018. In 2020, she published Someone to Watch Over You: Finding Your Strength Within.

Katie Roberts
Katie grew up in Chicago and resides in Colorado Springs with her husband Ryan and their 5-year-old son Harrison. She has been living with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) since 2011.

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