2019 Advocate Award Winner: Caregiver of the Year - Jeffrey Blum

Jeffrey Blum, MD, showed what it meant to be a dedicated caregiver through the care of his late wife, Linda. 


Four years ago he retired immediately after Linda’s diagnosis, he provided meticulous care through every appointment, medication, and researching every treatment option.


“He was right by her side every moment until the end of her battle. Hospice was called in at the last minute but he cared for her directly up until those final days.” - His nominator. 


(Jeffrey's late wife, Linda, with her paintings)


After Linda’s passing in 2019, Jeffrey created an auction of her artwork at her memorial service benefitting the Lung Cancer Initiative. We are truly blown away by the strength and courage Jeffrey has exhibited in his role as a caregiver. Jeffrey was one of five advocates honored at the 2020 Let's Create Hope: Annual Update & Awards Celebration Dinner this past Sunday, February 23.

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