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Caregiver Contest Finalist Matt: Help Others

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
09/24/18  1:23 PM PST
Help Others

Matt G., is from Washington, and was one of forty finalists chosen out of the over 1,000 entries to our “What Advice Would You Give to a Fellow Caregiver?” Contest. You can find our grand prize and runner up winners here.

What advice would you give a fellow caregiver?

Life is an unpredictable game we all have to play. Sometimes the team we are chosen to play for seems like a mismatch. The odds are against us, rules change, or maybe you don’t even know your role on the roster.

But still we must play. We try our hardest to achieve a “goal” or score a “point” – the game of life is a difficult opponent, but still we must play.

Sometimes our teammates are in need. A special need – you see, the game of life is a difficult opponent. Sometimes our teammates are born with challenges or suddenly inherit one that they didn’t ask for, but still they must play.

When we see those teammates and their challenges, some of us realize how fortunate we are, and feel the need to coach, and care, and guide our friends in the game.

As we witness the gains and accomplishments, along with struggles, it empowers us with strength, compassion and a will to fight arm in arm. Because you begin to realize to win at the game of life, it’s not always about our needs.

Helping others with their needs succeed – that is better than any trophies or ribbon. The feeling that there is a greater purpose to this game than just us standing alone. In the long run, that makes us all become winners … in the human race.

Click here to head to the contest home page and read more advice.

Finalists were selected by the Marketing Team at Shield HealthCare. Those finalists were submitted to a panel of independent judges who picked three grand prize winners and five runners up. The judges included: Sandra Mitchell, Award-winning KCAL 9 news anchor and breast cancer survivor, and the Landers family: actor and comedian David Landers (“Laverne & Shirley”) who is living with MS, his wife Kathy and his daughter Natalie (“The Middle”). Click here to learn more.


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