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The gift of being a caretaker

  • Featuring: Liz McCully & Cara Aguilera
  • Date Submitted: Jan 27, 2020
  • Location: Washington

Liz first learned of her father’s cancer diagnosis via text from him while sitting on an airplane as it taxied off the runway. At the time, Liz was a substitute teacher, which gave her the flexibility to be his primary caregiver. Throughout this process, she has come to discover she really likes being his caretaker, which has brought them even closer. Profoundly touched by the experience of taking care of her father, she sought a career in social work. Edit credit: Mike Addis


  • Liz McCully
  • Cara Aguilera
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver
  • Father
  • Social work