I am Carepartner to my husbandm=, who was diagnosed with Stage 3b rectal cancer in 2015. I was introduced to my COLONTOWN family four years ago and became a host to carepartners in 2016. I’m a Deputy Mayor for Carepartner Onboarding & a Neighborhood Host for several communities. I had the pleasure of becoming an Empowered Patient Leader at the first Empowered Patient Workshop in Washington DC. COLONTOWN has provided my family with education, connection and the tools needed to THRIVE in our new normal.