I volunteer for an organization called Chemo Angels. The program matches volunteers with cancer patients currently undergoing chemotherapy. Volunteers can either be Angels (sending gifts, etc.) or Card Angels. I am a card angel, but I do occasionally send stamped gifts. My current buddy is a 20 year old young lady who has a rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer. My heart goes out to her - there's nothing like hearing things like this to put your own problems in perspective! To read more about Chemo Angels, please go to http://www.chemoangels.com/
This is a journal and pen I sent to my patient.
Date: Sunday, September 3, 2006 GMT Views: 741
Registered: January 12, 2006 Location: San Diego Posts: 2754
Sun, Sep 03, 2006 @ 8:02 PM
I must chime in here with a positive word for the Chemo Angels program. I have been on the receiving end of the Chemo Angels program. In the last 2 years I have undergone months of intense chemo as well as 5 surgeries for cancer. On days when I was low (mentally and physically) a note from my chemo angel picked me up and helped me get through the day. In fact, my chemo angel was a stamper, which is what peaked my interest. Chemo angels makes a tremendous difference in the life of someone facing tough times.
Your journal is lovely and I'm sure the recipient will LOVE it!
------------------------------ Jan Each day of life is a precious gift from God. - Charles H. Spurgeon
Registered: May 20, 2005 Location: sacramento, ca Posts: 5006
Wed, Sep 06, 2006 @ 12:45 PM
What a thoughtful group. I have never heard of the Chemo Angels, but I will look it up. How special you are to belong to this group. I have done the project linus thing for a few years, making fleece blankets for the children's hospitals. But this is a good idea for the non children. Thanks for sharing.
"Think of all the money I will save by making my own cards"