Happy Awareness Month! To begin the month, we’d like to formally introduce you to some of our core team members here at G-PACT. Our team is made up of volunteers, most of whom are patients themselves. We work pretty hard behind the scenes, so we’re putting the spotlight on those who help keep us up and running. We asked our team to answer some questions to help everyone get to know them a little better. To start, we introduce our Social Media Manager, Carolanne!
What is your current role with G-PACT?
Social Media Manager
–What brought you to G-PACT?
G-PACT was the organization I looked to when I first got diagnosed. The website was full of amazing resources and the support groups were (and still are!) priceless to me. I got involved in Awareness Month first and when I was asked to be Social Media Manager I was very honored.
-How long have you been with G-PACT?
Almost a year!
-If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three things, what would they be and why?
A notebook with pen, endless zofran ODT, Polaroid camera with film.
–Who has inspired you most in your life and why?
Coretta Scott King. Not only do we share a birthday, but she was an author and activist- two things I also consider myself to be. She lived through so many hardships and handled them with grace. She turned tragedy into triumph by taking action.
-What’s been your biggest hurdle since your diagnosis?
My biggest hurdle has been grieving my former life and learning to accept my limitations.
–What’s one piece of advice you’d share with someone newly diagnosed?
Be involved in the support groups online. You will find a family waiting for you with open arms ready with all the compassion, empathy and advice you could ever hope for.
Make sure to keep checking back throughout the month for more stories, patient spotlights, and to meet the rest of the team!