In this episode we talk to Kaj Mistry who was just 22 when her dad was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Kaj had moved away from the family home and was just starting her life in a new city when she found out about her dads diagnosis. Kaj decided to move back home to help look after him. Kaj shares her experience of what it was like to walk away from her new life to take on a caring role for her dad and how this experience has changed her.
If you are a young person aged between 16 - 30 and would like to connect with other young people who have been affected by a loved one's diagnosis you can join our Young Adult Carers Facebook Group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/thebraintumourcharityyoungadultcarerssupportgroup
If you are over 30 you can join our main Carers Facebook Group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/470978559740874
You can contact our Young Adults Team by emailing YAS@thebraintumourcharity.org
or call out support line on 0808 800 0004
You can find more information about our Young Adults Service here https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/living-with-a-brain-tumour/get-support/young-adult-service/
You can find more information about caring for someone with a brain tumour here https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/living-with-a-brain-tumour/relationships/caring-somebody/