Being There: Roger’s Story

“Sometimes you do what you think is right but it turns out to be wrong… Happy to be here, hoping to make a difference” 

Roger, a delivery man working for a family run business looks after his wife who has cancer. As he’s worked there for so many years, his employers are very considerate of his situation which makes him feel guilty sometimes about not going into work.  While, at home, in his efforts to put less pressure on Heather he takes over a lot of responsibilities and later feels guilty for not including her. Most caregivers experience guilt in how they handle situations, but in their relationship both Roger and his wife Heather are influenced by this feeling.  Heather feels guilty too as she realizes that Roger has supported her immensely and takes care of the family all on his own. In their journey they are still learning that there is no need for guilt in their effort to care for each other.

If you can identify with this story, please share it with others who care for someone. The feeling of understanding, not being alone and access to support is what keeps caregivers going.

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Stories For Caregivers ( an initiative developed by The Coup Company (

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Produced with the participation of TELUS Fund –

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