Our Mission is really quite simple: To offer outreach services that provide financial, emotional, and educational support. More often than not, patients living with chronic illness reach out to us for assistance in navigating the myriad loops and whirlpools of insurance and the medical industry. Our offices are but one avenue for extending that outreach.
Our weekly blog has become a forum for sharing news, helpful tips, and the many inspirational stories of folks just like you that we’ve been fortunate enough to work with. Our Facebook and Twitter feeds are along those same veins, with daily quotes and bits of inspiration that we come across. The best part (at least for us!) of all of this comes from reading the comments and feedback that we get. A comment on a social media post, a “thank you” for having shared an inspirational story, a handful of “likes”, or the dozens of responses we get to the questions “where are you viewing from?” or “what advice would you give to someone…” are the things that give us the greatest joy. Living with a disease or a chronic illness can be a very lonely thing, and we are deeply moved and appreciate the opportunity to be the “kitchen table” around which our Caring Voice family gathers.
Well, add one more outlet to that list. We’re publishing a magazine.
Soon to hit your mailbox, if it hasn’t already, is the Caring Voice Community. We are going to start out with quarterly publications, and the first one was a joy to put together.
We had the opportunity to travel to New York and get a personal tour of the Big Apple courtesy of Dennis Stavropoulos, a New York City Police Officer, witness to 9/11, and Brooklyn native who is living with Pulmonary Hypertension.
Alex Withrow got to know Trinity Hamilton, Narcolepsy fighter and professional ballerina. Her story is remarkable, yet strangely familiar. She now dances in internationally acclaimed shows in Las Vegas, often with two performances a day!
There are personal messages from our President and Founder, Pamela Harris, and our Vice President, Samantha Harris. There are other articles that will hopefully put faces and names with the voices that you hear when you call Caring Voice.
We have tips on avoiding drug interactions, eating better, getting in shape, and understanding Health Care Reform. We are certain that these are good tips, not because they are coming from us, but because they are coming from Tim Robertson, CVC employee and pharmacist, Miranda James, Insurance Education and Counseling Attorney for CVC, and Rebecca App, CPA, CVC Director of Finance, and mother of three, one of whom has a chronic kidney disease.
The messages and stories in the Caring Voice Community come from those of us who work at CVC, advocates for living with disease and illness, and folks just like you. Just like all of us.
You can look for excerpts from the magazine here and on our social media links. If you’d like to order the magazine, or would like additional copies, email us at email@example.com or click here.
Thanks for listening, and good reading!