Author Archives: Jaime Christmas

Finding Meaning in Life With a Genetic Disease

My husband Aubrey’s hereditary ATTR amyloidosis journey is included in a forthcoming book titled “Rare Disease Drug Development: Clinical, Scientific, Patient, and Caregiver Perspectives.” He feels very touched that the editor saw fit to reach out to him. Emotional healing occurs when we can provide insight into a…

I’m Embracing Optimism as We Approach the New Year

2021 has been a character-building year for me. I experienced challenges like never before, and I’m not just referring to the ones associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, I suffered the loss of my mother, my beloved pet dog, and my sister-in-law. Just when I thought it couldn’t…

I’ve Experienced 3 Phases of Caregiving

Life experience plays an integral role in shaping our behavior and thinking. I have come a long way from being an unsettled 18-year-old to a wiser and more focused woman in her 50s. Looking back, I see how the ups and downs we face shape our individuality. We are…