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Chronic Illness, Sadly, Doesn't Occur in a Bubble...on being a Single Mom, Patient, & Caregiver


Photo of Nika Corwin in orange frame. She is Caucasian, has brown eyes, light brown hair, a beautiful smile, and where a denim shirt.

Divorce...


Job Loss...


Single parenting...


Caregiving...


Relocating...


Displacement...


Exhaustion...


Financial crisis...

What do these things have in common with Chronic Illness?? Well...LIFE! Chronic illness, sadly, doesn't occur in a bubble.

All the real life sh*t that happens to everyone else still happens to those living with long-term illness, rare disease, and/or disability. But can you IMAGINE how OVERWHELMING and DEBILITATING this can be?!

I'd like you to meet my friend, Nika Corwin. This warm-hearted, bubbly, hilarious soul is also a chronic illness warrior and mom to two teens living with complex chronic medical conditions that require frequent hospitalizations. She's also a SINGLE MOM trying to make it all work.

She's been a teacher for many years, has a Masters of Science in Education, but due to the demands of repeated hospitalizations with her children (as well as all the challenges in the school systems right now) she is no longer able to work as a full time teacher. We are seeing so many teachers (nurses as well) looking to transition out of the field. Nika is among those but her situation comes with tremendous obstacles not experienced by everyone. She has spent the last year diligently applying for a GOOD job that would give her the stability and flexibility she needs. She shined during 2020 when teaching remotely - her students didn't even know the times she was teaching them from the parent's lounge in the children's hospital where her daughter was admitted! Nika has worked tirelessly and persevered despite all the obstacles - sometimes working 3 different jobs to make ends meet - and still coming up short. Whether she's teaching or fundraising as PTO president or developing/coordinating programs or bar tending or being the trivia game host at a local pub, she shines with her intelligence, quick wit, and vivacious personality.

Why I am I sharing this today? First, I want to help my friend get a wonderful job! But, secondly, I want to shine a light on her situation as she is just ONE of the MULTIPLE THOUSANDS of people living with long-term illness as both a patient and caregiver to a sick child that get stuck and OVERWHELMED in a system that quite often forgets to see the human behind the resume.

Let's help this COURAGEOUS, DETERMINED mom find a remote job before things become even more desperate for her and her children!!


Who do you know that's hiring or may be able to help this Single Mom, Patient, & Caregiver? Please comment or email me: hi@chronicwarriorcoaching.com. 💜💜

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