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Posts by Carrie Giest


Carrie was born and raised near Boston (Go Red Sox). She was a broadcast journalism major at Syracuse University and had a career in corporate writing and marketing, before marrying and staying home to raise Alison and Kyle, now 31 and 28 respectively. Carrie then pursued jobs with Planned Parenthood and Junior Achievement before earning a teaching degree. Carrie taught reading, writing, and her favorite social studies for 5th and 6th graders in Tampa. She is now retired and remarried, living in Pittsburgh.


Parenting an Adult with Cancer

by Carrie Giest July 23, 2021

Many things weren’t my decision. Many things he had to do on his own, like figure out social security, disability, food stamps, insurance. His dad helped some, but when it came down to it, Kyle was legally an adult.