It’s an old phrase, one that has actually been around since the 11th century when Saint George slayed his first “dragon.” The more recent old English proverb is “Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you.” Basically we win some, we lose some–BUT we always keep going, and we slay one dragon at a time.
That is life; life throws us curve balls and all we can do is wait for the next pitch and hope we connect in a positive and meaningful way. And, that’s exactly what our guest today has done.
Laura Dill is the founder of the Slay Society Inc., a charity that promotes a healthy experience for caregivers and those living with Glioblastoma by providing funding to families, and access to counseling, information, and group programs to individuals with Glioblastoma, their families.
In 2019 both of Laura’s parents were diagnosed with Glioblastomas, 14 days apart. She spent the next year and half bouncing between appointments, radiation, and MRI’s for both her mom and dad.
Sadly, her dad passed away on April 11, 2020 and her mom passed away on October 23, 2020, in the midst of a pandemic.
Laura shares her incredible story and what it takes to turn the corner after such significant loss, surrounded by her husband, children, and her amazing hockey family (just to name a few!)
Hear more of our conversation now!
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Resources from SEASON 3 Ep. 7:
Book by Laura Dill: Daughter: Embracing the Difficult Journey of Caring for a Dying Parent
Harvard Health Publishing- Positive Thinking May Help You Live Longer,
Psychology Today- Hope and Faith as a Healing Concept,
LifeSpan News- DCVAX-L phase III news
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