Jerris, father of Faith, and Dr. Bob Macauley
Jerris advocated for his daughter Faith from her diagnosis at age 4 with osteosarcoma, through 23 major surgeries, side effects, setbacks, and complications, until her death shortly after her 18th birthday. Towards the end, they met Dr. Bob Macauley who helped get Faith home. Dr. Macauley encourages providers to get at what is truly motivating the parent(s), what is behind the emotion or advocacy; and to also take care of themselves. Jerris emphasizes the need to create a space for dads as advocates and emotional caregivers.