A Quality Life: Episode 8, Brandi’s Palliative Care Story

CAPC has released the eighth episode of its groundbreaking new podcast series “A Quality Life,” featuring real-life stories from the perspectives of seriously-ill patients who are benefiting from palliative care. This series shines light on a wide variety of disease-types including ovarian, colorectal and breast cancer, pulmonary hypertension, lupus, congestive heart failure and many more.

In this episode of our Quality Life series, we hear from Brandi Hanna, a loving mother of four whose quality of life deteriorated after being diagnosed with aplastic anemia. Brandi shares how palliative care not only managed her symptoms, but treated her as a whole person. We also hear from her palliative care physician Dr. Joshua Fronk about the role that her children played in her care in this moving take on continuing to parent while seriously ill.


  1. Wendy Ostrow says:

    Her close communication with her care team allowed her to obtain what she wanted, to continue to be an active mother even during her treatments in the hospital. She felt support and understood. Her needs were met and her condition improved.

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