In this week’s episode, we spoke with legendary broadcast journalist Katie Couric about serving as a cancer caregiver and her new initiative with Merck’s Your Cancer Game Plan, called “With Love, Me.”
In 1997, Katie Couric’s life changed forever when her husband was diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer, and then just four years later, her sister with pancreatic cancer. Now, 20-plus years later, Couric is working with Merck’s Your Cancer Game Plan to offer her younger self advice.
A new program called “With Love, Me” features a series of heartfelt letters written by caregivers and cancer survivors to their newly diagnosed selves and other caregivers, touching upon what they wish they had known when they were diagnosed and/or first giving care.
Couric’s advice to herself? “You may feel alone, but you’re not alone.”