Christopher MacLellan is affectionately known as “The Bow Tie Guy” in many caregiving circles. The author of "What's The Deal with Caregiving?" Chris started a caregiving blog entitled, “The Purple Jacket,” after his partner’s diagnosis of esophageal cancer in 2011. Chris is an ardent advocate for caregivers and their carees through his blog and radio show, “Healing Ties.” Chris and his deceased partner, Bernard Richard Schiffer, were featured in a 2015 Pulitzer Prize nominated caregiving story, “In Sickness and in Health: A Couple’s Final Journey” which has been read by over 400,000 people worldwide. In 2016, Chris earned a masters degree in Leadership and Communication from Gonzaga University and is the founder of the Whole Care Network, Inc. The author of “What’s The Deal With Caregiving”, Chris presents regularly on topics that impact family caregivers and LGBT seniors.
I am creating at new life to love now that Caregiving has ended through advocacy, leadership, writing, radio and travel