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A Caregiver Says Goodbye to Her Husband With Advanced Colon Cancer

Woman walking alone.
    Judi Ebbert
    Judi Ebbert, just weeks before her husband, Bob Simons, was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer. They had visited Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine. The blurry image is all she has left from the pre-cell phone camera era.Judi Ebbert
    "At one point … I took a part-time job at a local supermarket — working overnight on the weekend so no one I knew would see me and ask questions like, 'Why are you doing this when you have a master's degree?'"
    Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

    Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN


    Judi Ebbert earned her PhD at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. She has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center. Judi has great interest in chronic disease prevention and treatment, and is an advocate for equitable access to care and optimal quality of life for all people. She loves swimming, her dogs and cats, great food, art, humor, and cinematic thrillers. She’s on Twitter @judithebbert.