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My Loved One Has Passed Away. Where Do I Go From Here?
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Life After Loss
event Nov 28, 2023 / 02:00PM - 03:00PM EST

Event Description

Join us for HealthTree's first Life After Loss group meeting. This group is for anyone who has lost someone to blood cancer. Each of these meetings aim to provide a compassionate space for learning and sharing, as well as offering practical advice and emotional support to those in need. This group will be led by Cheryl Petruk who lost her husband in 2018 to myelofibrosis that transformed to AML. 

November's meeting will focus on how to transition to a "new normal". Cheryl will share her story, discuss how her life has changed since the passing of her husband, and then we will open the group up for attendees to share their stories and get to know one another. 

Future meetings will focus on topics such as understanding the grieving process, exploring the stages of grief in the context of blood cancer, navigating emotions, coping strategies for bereavement, self-care strategies, memorializing and honoring your loved one, financial considerations, and how to maintain a psychological and emotional connection with your loved one. 

A private recording of this meeting will be shared with all registrants. This recording will not be made public to honor the privacy of those in the group.

Schedule & Agenda

The panelist Cheryl Petruk
2:00 PM
Cheryl Petruk

Cheryl will welcome the group and introduce the launch of HealthTree's new Life After Loss group. 

The panelist Cheryl Petruk
2:15 PM
Cheryl Petruk

Cheryl will share her story and discuss how her life has transitioned to a "new normal" since the passing of her husband from blood cancer. She will also provide resources and inform the group of future Life After Loss meeting topics. 

Questions and Answers
2:35 PM

Cheryl will open it up to members of the group who would like to share their story and discuss their transition to a new normal. 

Speakers & Moderators

The panelist Cheryl Petruk
Cheryl Petruk

Cheryl Petruk has been involved in the MPN space since 1992, when her late husband was diagnosed with essential thrombocythemia, which progressed to myelofibrosis in 2010. Cheryl immersed herself in learning about the disease and was instrumental in the MPN community in Canada and globally. Her husband passed away in 2018 from myelofibrosis. Cheryl is a college educator and consummate patient advocate. She holds her MBA in Community Economic Development. Cheryl has lived the life of a care partner for her late husband and has the first-hand experience of losing a loved one to a rare blood cancer.

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