A Caregiver's Perspective chronicles the diagnosis, recovery, and associated chaos of cancer from the perspective of a daughter who takes on the too-soon role of caregiver for her 50-something mother, a courageous woman who has battled illness her entire life. Part memoir and part how-to, Michéal Santangelo's story will have you laughing and crying along with her while learning how to pull out fewer strands of your own hair if you find yourself taking care of a loved one with a serious illness.
Michéal Santangelo was born with a primary immune deficiency, a genetic condition she shares with her mother. Together, they have become all-too-familiar faces at more doctor's offices and hospitals than they wish to count. Micheal lives in Connecticut with her husband, two sons, the family pug, and, once the renovations on her house are complete, with her mother.