Nancy Ferro, a.k.a. Mama Lou, founded Epic Experience after her son Michael was diagnosed with testicular cancer. She joins the Campfires of Hope podcast to share her experience as a caregiver and mother of a adult child with cancer. Mama Lou details how she coped and provided support despite being told by Michael, “I have cancer and we’re not going to cry about it.” Cancer affects the entire family, and Mama Lou describes how each family member handled the experience and the sacrifices they made to support one another.
Mama Lou’s advice to other caregivers is to “be present as best you can.”