This post is sponsored by the Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. All thoughts are mine.
As you may or may not know my mom, and sole-parent passed away just two months after I turned 16. I was with her for the months leading up to her death, and as a 15 year old — It was the hardest thing I’ve had to deal with to this day. She underwent chemo and radiation, the doctors gave her six months to a year to live. She lived a year.
During that year it was a roller coaster. She felt alone, and I felt angry. I was angry that my mom was sick and dying, and even now looking back I’m sure I made everything so much more difficult for her to deal with. Back then it would have been nice for us to have some support, and I know she would have really appreciated a Radom act of kindness to help make the process a little more bearable, and maybe even take her mind off of everything even just for a little bit.
The Kindness Campaign is a program that is a small attempt to put a smile on the faces of people who are battling cancer. You can participate by creating a gift basket that will support and encourage cancer patients by helping when they need it the most. When they are struck with cancer they loose income, the ability to cook and clean, any kind of help will be welcomed and much needed for them. Be kind and bring a smile on their face. Bringing them a meal they cannot prepare anymore means so much for them and their families.
Want to know what to pack in a basket to bring to a cancer patient?
— Here are some ideas:
- Raw and Cooked vegetables
- Fresh Fruit
- Other Food Items: Protein, Nuts, Seeds
- Crossword Puzzles
- Slippers, House Coat, Warm Socks, Pillow or Throw, Movies, Music, Hair, Beauty items
There are many things you can get to put in a basket to bring a smile to a cancer patients face. You can also sit with them while they go through their basket, and lend them an ear. I know, something like this would have really made a difference in the days my mom was undergoing treatment.
If you don’t feel comfortable visiting your local hospital, reach out to programs or help groups in the area to see if they can connect you with someone you can deliver a basket to. There are lots of programs and clinics with plenty of people that could use a brighter day.
Cancer is something that has touched my life in a gigantic way, not a day goes by that I don’t think of my mom and the young life she lost at just 48 years old. People everywhere, everyday are affected by cancer in some way — take a few minutes and bring a smile to someones face, today!
How do you think you could bring kindness to someone dealing with cancer?
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. all thoughts are mine.