Join us for a free virtual movie screening of Caregiver: A Love Story and Q&A with producer/filmmaker Dr. Jessica Zitter!
Caregiver: A Love Story is a 27 minute documentary about Bambi and Rick. Four years into her battle with cancer, Bambi decided to forego additional painful medical treatments and live her final weeks at home with the support of hospice. Although he was reluctant to let go of the love of his life, whom he had met only three years earlier, Rick supported her decision.
Watch the trailer here! https://youtu.be/jtKTngulaI4
Bambi and Rick’s journey begins on a high note. Death may be fast-approaching, but there is an air of celebration, even optimism. The atmosphere changes quickly when family members must return to their homes abroad and Rick is left to manage Bambi’s growing needs on his own. Without a full night’s sleep in months, the around-the-clock responsibilities eventually send Rick into a state of physical and emotional exhaustion.
This film challenges viewers to acknowledge the difficult challenges facing family caregivers and to envision a new approach.
This event is to promote advocacy and awareness of caregiving for people with serious illness. It is funded by the Hospice Giving Foundation to support inter-disciplinary education in the health sciences and improve understanding of palliative and hospice services.