“Inky, My Dad & Me: A Guide to Living While Dying for Friends & Caregivers” by Kym Motley Launches During National Caregiving Month

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New memoir and guidebook provides step-by-step advice for friends and caregivers of loved ones dying from cancer.

Written from a caregiver’s perspective, “Inky, My Dad & Me” by Kym Motley describes emotional and physical situations that arise for terminally ill cancer patients and their caregiving network. The book covers the end-of-life phases from terminal diagnosis to Hospice care and ultimately death.

The seven short chapters draw parallels between the author’s experiences of simultaneously taking care of two terminally ill loved ones—her cat, Inky, and her dad. Each chapter includes practical advice for caregivers and friends in the “What You Can Do” section. The “Friends & Caregivers’ Guidebook” provides a centralized place for caregivers to document critical information, such as Hospice contacts, medication schedules, volunteer tasks and pre-funeral preparations. A printable PDF version of the guidebook is available online for the eBook.

An excerpt from "Inky, My Dad & Me":
“I tried not to think about it, but the shoe dropped seven years later, and although I remembered what my dad said, we were not prepared for the arduous road ahead. I did know one thing – I loved my father very, very much. Although I, too, was scared, I told him, “I’m going to hold your hand and drop you off at the pearly gates.” He replied, “I know.” It’s at this intersection of fear and love my journey began. By becoming friends with death, I also became friends with life. I found peace about my dad’s impending death and embraced the future I wanted to create for myself. The journey from the corner of Walk and Don’t Walk is different for everyone. I hope that by sharing my experience I can help others find peace in their journeys with their loved ones and within themselves.”

“Inky, My Dad & Me”
By Kym Motley
Paperback | 6x9 in | 70 pages | ISBN 978-0991088416
eBook | 42 pages | ISBN 978-0991088409
Available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/kymmotley

About the Author

Kym Motley received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College in North Carolina where she majored in English. In December 2009, her kitty, Inky, and her father were both diagnosed with cancer. Kym kept a journal of her caregiving experiences and those journal entries turned into the book she wished she had at that time. Kym currently lives in Manhattan, NY and continues to write about her experiences and inspiration for living well at http://www.kymmotley.com and http://www.dailymodernliving.com.

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