January 1997 - We are a glossy
magazine! And Today’s Caregiver Magazine is now 12 pages larger.
Our first glossy cover (Ms. Elizabeth Taylor).
July 1997 - Our second
anniversary (could it be two whole years already?) Our cover interview
is a first for the magazine. A father and son team, Nic and Marc
Buoniconti of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and the Buoniconti
Fund. Two very motivating people.
September 1997 - Our first
Caregiver Friendly readers survey is presented and the issues celebrity
cover interview is with Robert Urich. Readers have started to send in
articles and poems as well as letters and we welcome regular
contributions from a group of talented writers.
November/December 1997 - we
create the first in our series of special sections; the Multiple
As Gramp’s condition changes, we
created a “transparent world of caregiving” for him where he able to
live in a facility down the street from my mom and go to an adult day
care center. Mom is with him nearly every day. He thinks he is going to
work daily and returning to live in his new apartment. I love spending
time with him and talking with him for hours. About what, I’ll never
March 1998 - I am interviewed
on the Today Show, Anne Curry was wonderful and the phone doesn’t stop
April 1998 - The first annual
Sharing Wisdom Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Robert Urich
was our keynote speaker and he spent a lot of time interacting with the
hundreds of caregivers in attendance. A great guy and great singer. The
concept of “Sharing Wisdom” goes over very well, as caregivers of people
living with many different illnesses and diseases spent the day learning
from each other.
At this point, many caregivers have
begun to use email as a method of corresponding with us. We move into
larger offices (during a hurricane warning).
August 1998 - Salha returns to
teaching and continuing her postdoctoral degree. Kate Murphy takes the
reigns as Editor.