Each month, we share the story of one of Humana’s employees who is caring for a loved one. Meet Dana, this month’s Humana Hero.
Dana Wilson is a daughter, sister, wife, mother and an associate in Humana’s Enterprise Compliance, Licensure and Business Partner Compliance. When her mother was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in September 2014, she became her caregiver. After nearly two years and countless chemo treatments, PET scans, medication trials and errors, Dana’s mother passed away. “It was truly a blessing to have the opportunity to be there for her, although the road has been tough,” she said. “I felt as if I had to be there to help, and I had to know what was going on first hand. Until the very end, I attended every appointment.” Dana knows the challenges of being a caregiver and offers her support and strength to others. She’s a member of the Caregivers Network Resource Group (NRG), a group for Humana employees that offers support and resources as they balance caregiving and their careers, like so many people do. “As I’ve traveled the journey of being a caregiver to my mom, after her passing I realized I am definitely a lot stronger than initially realized… at times I became extremely frustrated and felt that this burden was not fair to me. However, I am ever so thankful and grateful that I had the opportunity to create so many memory-building moments with my mother, and I was able to be there for her when she needed someone, just as she had always been there for me.”
Humana recognizes Dana and appreciates all caregivers!
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