Carol ’s Story

Site created on July 19, 2021

Welcome to Carol's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Carol's story is detailed on her website,

Newest Update

Journal entry by Elizabeth Lasko

Dear friends,

Carol is featured on the cover of the new issue of "Talk Muir", a publication about issues related to the care of people who have tracheostomies or use mechanical ventilation. The cover story, "Onward! An Ability to Persevere and Overcome (The Story of a Passy Muir Valve User)," is an extensive interview from earlier this year with Carol about what her life has been like with a tracheostomy. 

The interviewer, Carmin Bartow, says: "Even though I have not met Carol in person, I have
thoroughly appreciated getting to know her through conversations held over the phone, by email, and through reading her website. She is a remarkable person who has much to share about being a brain tumor survivor for over 20 years, living with a chronic tracheostomy tube, and appreciating the many benefits she has found with the Passy Muir Valve.  As Carol has insight, humor, and encouragement that
may help others, this interview was conducted to share her story."

You can find the story here: - scroll down to Volume 10, Issue 1 of Talk Muir - or link directly to

Enjoy! And thank you all for the continued support and good wishes. 

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