The Provincial Council of Women of Ontario invites you to our 96th Annual General Meeting April 26-28, 2019 at the Sandman Inn, Oakville.
AGM DINNER SPEAKER: JAY PERRY
Five years ago, photographer Jay Perry dropped everything to take care of his father. He chronicled that time in his book My Dad Got Sick, a book to help other caregivers.
Below is an excerpt from a Niagara This Week article, June 01, 2018 by Luke Edwards
“Perry was in his early 30s when his dad, Darryl, was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Darryl had barely turned 60 and doctors gave him about nine months to live. Two and a half years later Darryl finely succumbed to the disease. Jay, who left his career as a photographer to become his father’s primary caregiver, attributes those precious extra months to positivity, family commitment, and a fighting spirit he never knew dwelled inside the soul of a man he called quiet and shy, but oh so generous.
Three years after his father died while at McNally House Hospice in Grimsby, Perry has released a book on his experience as a caregiver and the journey he and his father took together. It’s titled My Dad Got Sick: Love & Insights from A Caregiver’s Unexpected Journey Through Cancer.
“I wrote the book I was looking for when this started,” he said.”