The Purple Jacket Blog was started in 2011 after my partner Richard was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer.
I left this blog up in Richard's memory just like it was originally created in 2011 because it was a projec we did together while in the midst of dealing with cancer.
Richard LOVED to read the comments from everyone! We coined the nickname "TLO" for Richard while writing on The Purple Jacket. I continue to be amazed at the number of people who still find this blog and write to me at chris@thepurplejacket. Thank you for all your kind words and support throughout the years.
Life after caregiving has had its ups and downs for me, but there is life after caregiving for everyone. And life is good for me now.
If you are interested in what I'm up to these days, visit the following websites:
Story 1 – In Sickness and in Health: A Couple’s Final Journey
Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2015, Our Caregiving Story "In Sickness and In Health: A Couple's Final Journey" written by Diane Lade and photgraphed by Carline Jean from The South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Click on the photo to be taken to the original story. Photo Credit Carline Jean/Sun-Sentinel
Story 2 – Life After Death; A Couple’s Story Sparks Change
Story 2: "Life After Death: Couple's Story Sparks Change." Click on the photo to be taken to the second story. Photo Credit Carline Jean Sun-Sentinel
Story 3 – Saying Goodbye
Story #3 "Saying Goodbye" Click on the photo to be taken to our final story. Photo Credit Carline Jean/Sun-Sentinel
Visit Our New Whole Care Network Website by clicking on the Whole Care Network icon!
"What's The Deal With Caregiving?" is available on Amazon. Click above to see the reviews of the book and to purchase a copy of your own
Healing Ties Podcast
As a certified accessible travel advocate, I can book all your travel plans! Ask me how you can have anything from oxygen to a hoyer lift delivered to your cruise ship stateroom or hotel around the world! For more information email me at firstname.lastname@example.org