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APB's Speakers Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month

30 Apr 2018

APB's Speakers Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month

In America, millions upon millions of people are currently providing care for family members, friends or neighbors. APB speakers like Kim Campbell, Ron Suskind, Christy Beam, Lee Woodruff and Kelly Corrigan understand firsthand the challenges of this crucial role. Sharing their inspirational personal experiences as caregivers, they discuss everything from how to overcome caregiving obstacles to the importance of "self-care" while caring for a loved one.

KIM CAMPBELL | Widow of Award-Winning Music Artist Glen Campbell & Alzheimer’s Advocate
The co-founder of the I’ll Be Me Alzheimer’s Fund and widow of country music legend Glen Campbell, Kim Campbell is an advocate for spreading Alzheimer’s research and awareness. Her keynote about her family’s journey battling her husband’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis focuses on the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. VIEW PROFILE >

RON SUSKIND | Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist & Author
The best-selling author of Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism, Ron Suskind lives by the motto “your passion is your pathway.” He shares his story about his youngest son Owen, who was diagnosed with autism at age three, and how Disney films helped him begin to communicate and make sense of the world around him. VIEW PROFILE >

CHRISTY BEAM | Author of The New York Times Bestseller, Miracles from Heaven
Beam’s incredible story of her daughter’s miraculous recovery in Miracles from Heaven was the inspiration for the movie of the same name, featuring Jennifer Garner. An advocate for patient-centered care and patients’ rights, Beam offers valuable insights with inspiration and hope. VIEW PROFILE>

LEE WOODRUFF | Author & Journalist
Not only did Woodruff help care for her ailing father after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but she also took over as the primary caregiver of her husband, Bob Woodruff, after he received a traumatic brain injury from a roadside bomb in Iraq. She was by his side during every step of his recovery—from re-learning how to speak to regaining basic life functions—all while taking care of her family of four. VIEW PROFILE>

KELLY CORRIGAN | Best-selling Author, Breast Cancer Survivor & Host of Exactly
Corrigan is in the unique position of having been on both sides of caregiving: as a patient and as a caretaker. She uses her firsthand experience—as a cancer survivor and caretaker of her father and daughter—to provide insight into how to coordinate care, create long-term plans and find a way to stay calm while in a crisis. VIEW PROFILE>