NYT Article: Like the Edwardses, Some Use Work When They Must Fight Serious Illness

Dorian Martin Health Guide
  • Check out this article, which gives context on how the partners or spouses of a loved one with a serious illness cope.

    "When John and Elizabeth Edwards learned on Wednesday that Mrs. Edwards’s breast cancer had returned, the presidential campaign, which often seems removed from daily life, suddenly mirrored reality for thousands of American families facing deadly illnesses. Mr. Edwards’s choice — whether to scale back a demanding career to be with his wife — is one faced throughout the nation.

    Some people choose the path taken by Sandra Day O’Connor disease. Others, like Lee Iacocca, whose first wife died in 1984 from , who retired from the Supreme Court after her husband developed Alzheimer’sdiabetes, maintain a demanding career during their spouse’s illness, but then become activists in the search for a cure."
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Published On: March 25, 2007