Darryl Pendergrass

Suddenly a Caregiver

Sharing a family's experience and lessons learned to help you through the unexpected responsibility of becoming a family caregiver

Book Released March

IBSN (paperback)978-0-9891396-1-8

IBSN (ebook)978-0-9891396-0-1

eBook available on , Amazon, , and other retailers.

Paperback available on and .

Subscribe to mail list for book information, discounts, and other offers.

Suddenly a Caregiver

At the urging of friends and family, I authored a book about caring for someone diagnosed with gliobastoma multiforme (GBM) - a stage 4 brain cancer. In the United States, over 10,000 people are diagnosed with glioblastoma each year and nearly 70,000 people when accounting for all primary brain and central nervous system tumors (CBTRUS, 2012).

In a single day, I suddenly became a caregiver. I received a crash course about brain cancer and my new role as an advocate to communicate with doctors to ensure the best treatment plan possible. I learned about the needs of someone suffering from this deadly disease. I learned some tips and techniques for minimizing stress and burnout.

I share the story of one person's courage in her fight against this disease and the lessons that I learned along the way. My hope is that our story will be a source of encouragement and strength for you if you find yourself Suddenly a Caregiver.

Contact the Author

The information you provide is only used for correspondence between the author and you about this book. Your information is not shared or sold.

captcha image

Can't read the image? click here to refresh


CBTRUS. (2012). Primary brain and central nervous system tumors diagnosed in the United States in 2004-2008. Retrieved from http://www.cbtrus.org/2012-NPCR-SEER/CBTRUS_Report_2004-2008_3-23-2012.pdf

Suddenly a Caregiver

Book Page
Reader Reviews
Chapter Overview
Book Trailer
Download Resources
Press Room

Like this page

Facebook Page

Suddenly a Caregiver Facebook Page
Join the discussion.




Barnes and Noble

As Featured On EzineArticles