Friday, January 12, 2018

Chemo Treats

I'm pretty sure every single person I know has been affected by cancer in some way. 
Either they, a close family member, or friend has been diagnosed 
and battled cancer at some point in their life. 
I had a dear friend in middle school/high school, Heba,
who battled cancer and died our sophomore year. 
My sweet mama was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2001 
and died in 2002 after battling it for 9 months. 
I have had countless friends diagnosed and battle cancer, 
some winning and some losing and some still fighting today. 
I myself even had a diagnosis last year. 
I was lucky mine was caught early and only required surgery, 
not chemo or radiation but so many do. 

I started a group last year in my town called the Chemo Fairies. 
Each week we gather a little treat (usually something to eat) with a note 
that is tailored specifically for those going through chemo and 
drop them off for cancer patients at our local cancer clinic. 
They are just a fun little something to remind them someone cares and is thinking of them.
Honestly the treat isn't the main thing, it's the fact that 
someone is thinking of, praying for, and rooting them on in this battle!

I created the first set of tags and placed them in my ETSY store HERE

I just added a second set HERE

I can't tell you what a blessing it has been to hear from friends and family of chemo patients 
who have received the treat and what a blessing they have been to them. 
It's truly an easy way to support someone who is going through an awful time.

How about getting a group together of your own Chemo Fairies
to bless those in your community going through chemo?