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I am a senior, caring for my husband with multiple sclerosis. I worked in office administration for many years and have a good grasp of administrative duties.

I am currently working on developing a support/training program for Caregivers & would love to interview members who are caregivers so I can include some of their incredible wisdom as I work to make a difference in the lives of caregivers globally.

I struggled & suffered for many years before I got a handle on my incredible journey, and as I worked to overcome my daily obstacles & challenges I developed a strong source & strength, faith, appreciation & purpose that led me to amazing opportunities.

My challenges have been many. I immigrated from beautiful Trinidad & Tobago (Caribbean Islands) in September, 1967, I was 24 years. At age 25, I married my husband in 1968 & gave birth to my 1st son in August of 1969. Three years in a row I took on a new challenge & with no relatives here, life became daunting with new responsibilities.

My husband, a police officer worked 3-8 hour shifts in addition to attending court on his days off so I had to swim or sink. I chose to swim.

I persevered & got stronger each day as I navigated through the many tasks that came from the choices I made. Determined to succeed I shed lots of tears combined with laughter at myself I developed mental toughness & took responsibility for the choices I made. Moving forward I took a positive action one day at a time, taking baby steps. It worked! I learned to swim.

Over the next 10 years of marriage I birthed 4 beautiful children and just as I was beginning to see the light of day, my youngest & only daughter now 13 years & my oldest son 23, the universe threw me a humongous curve ball, my husband's diagnosis.

My greatest challenge unfolded in 1992 when my husband was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. What is multiple sclerosis? (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS)—that’s the brain and spinal cord. Predominantly, it is a disease of the “white matter” tissue. The white matter is made up of nerve fibres which are responsible for transmitting communication signals both internally within the CNS and between the CNS and the nerves supplying the rest of the body.

Caregiving is once more my reality. I am the caregiver for my husband to this day.

Although immensely rewarding in various ways, caregiving is a complex role and present enormous challenges. Caregivers are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, depressed immune function and even hospitalization.

My incredible journey has provided me great opportunities for transformation in being able to share my special gifts with caregivers all over the world. Check out my blog at www.caringforcaregiver.com my book 'Caregiver Triumphant' www.amazon.com www.amazon.ca.
Coming soon: Support plan for caregivers globally.
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I would be happy earning $5,000.00 per month
I would be ecstatic earning $10,000.00 per month
I am willing to invest 6 hours per day, 5 days per week
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My Financial Goals:
I would be happy earning $5,000.00 per month
I would be ecstatic earning $10,000.00 per month
I am willing to invest 6 hours per day, 5 days per week
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Kyle Premium
Awesome goals Vena, I look forward to seeing you achieve these. Take action and make things happen!

I am here to help if you ever need anything along the way, you have a community behind your efforts here at WA! :)
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shivaramswamy Premium
Hi Kyle- I am working on promoting the WA affiliate program - I finished the walkthrough- 25 mins long - its a bit overwhelming.
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