I founded Caregiven so no other daughter would feel as I did when caring for my Dad.
I didn’t set out to start a company or build an app, I went down this path because there was a pain that I felt that I couldn't fathom I was feeling - like I was the first daughter to ever be caring for a dying father. I was angry - where was the unifying experience, the maternity or wedding planning app to normalize this experience and tell me what I needed to know, before I needed to know it.
I was overwhelmed not only with the fear of losing my Dad, but with all the information from every different aspect of my life (like, how to tell my small children that their Papa Duck was dying). Why didn’t it exist? Or why did it exist in such volume that I couldn’t digest it.
And so, after Dad passed away, I decided to do something about it.