My name is Tom Gongaware, and I'm the proud father of two grown kids, Max and Sofie, and the husband of an incredible woman, Pam Kohl. I'm the General Manager of a large residential real estate company, but it is Pam's role as the Director of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Collaborative Research Initiative for Susan G. Komen (and a woman afflicted with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer) that has shaped my knowledge about the disease. I've learned that it must be talked about openly but not fearfully, hopefully but not naively, and with a heart willing to give comfort but also able to seek it. Cancer has strengthened my ability to be empathetic and comforting...and to listen better.
When Someone You Love Has Metastatic Breast Cancer
Hear partners, children and caregivers of metastatic breast cancer patients share their personal experiences and strategies for best supporting your loved one.