In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Aki Smith, founder of Hope for Stomach Cancer, about her journey as her father’s caregiver and what she hopes the organization offers for others affected by a stomach cancer diagnosis.
BY Kristie L. Kahl
After Aki Smith’s father was diagnosed with advanced stage stomach cancer in December of 2013, limitations were being placed by her father's health insurance company and lack of research left the family questioning what to do.
At the time, Aki had decided to become her father’s full-time caregiver. Her father is now in remission and Aki and her husband have started the non-profit Hope for Stomach Cancer.
The organization aims to “…find hope for all Stomach Cancers. Take a stand together. Take hope to a new level and make change happen.”
In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Aki about her father’s cancer journey, how she turned to resources as a caregiver and what she hopes other patients with stomach cancer and their loved ones can take away from the organization.
For more information, visit stocan.org