Jacquie Emory is a fierce and loving caregiver to her husband Rich, who was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer in the fall of 2020. She led the charge to find him a donor for his life-saving liver transplant in November of last year.
Liver transplant is still only occasionally used for colorectal cancer patients with metastatic disease, for several reasons. But more patients than ever are exploring this option, and many are qualifying for the procedure. For those who fit the criteria, the transplant can be the best chance of extending life, and possibly a cure.
Everyone who knows Jacquie knows she wears her heart on her sleeve. She tells it like it is, without sugar coating. She is quick to laugh, cry, and to share her heart with us in cancerland.
Over the past two years she has had a front row seat to the best of cancer care in America, and sometimes the worst. Jacquie is the definition of a caregiver advocate.
Check out this two-part interview to find out why.
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