Cocktails and Chemo Caregivers
Cocktails and Chemo Caregivers
Each month, the Cocktails and Chemo Foundation selects the Caregiver Of The Month.
The Caregiver of the Month will have their story featured on the Cocktails and Chemo blog and given a caretaker care package full of important items needed to care for their family and themselves during this emotional time.
Cocktails & Chemo Caregivers of the month:
I have a secret to tell you. It's not going to be easy to hear but I know it to be true. You're going to die. I can't tell you when or where but it's going to happen. This is it. No pressure, but this is your life. It's scary to think about, which I guess is why we...read more
Kids are resilient. They wear their feelings and raw emotions in ways that more grown-ups could learn from. This weekend we got a chance to celebrate some pretty amazing little people, my sweet 3 year old was one of them. [gallery...read more
Grief, depression, heartache and sadness. They roll around like dice, one landing firmly in place and the other balancing on edge making it nearly impossible to see what the exact emotion is you have to play with. It's a heaviness, a pressure sitting on your chest...read more
November 16, 2014, I watched the love of my life take his last breath. I didn't cry. I didn't scream. I stood quietly watching the world move around me and I stood still. I don't even think I realized what was happening, or I did and could not bear to feel it. I...read more
"Do the reindeer live with daddy?" her little voice asked from the backseat. Before I had a chance to pull the dagger from my heart, she hit me with another one. "What if I'm superman and I fly to the sky and get daddy?" I could see her face in the rear view mirror...read more
I have a little sign sitting on my shelf just above the wine glasses and next to my husband's ashes that says, "Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass but about learning to dance in the rain." I keep all of these little notes around the house in hopes of...read more
I barely write anymore. Every time I think about it, I say to myself no one wants to hear about the life of a 32 year old single mother who has put on weight, doesn't have a job and lays in bed swiping through pathetic attempts at online dating. Ouch. That sounded...read more
Everything I know about mediums I learned from reality TV. Joe and I binge watched Theresa Caputo on TLC and I'd catch him shedding real tears. If I get struck by lightning today it's because I just made that public knowledge. I've talked about Joe's obsession with...read more
"If I wasn't moving to Florida and you didn't have so many boyfriends, I'd marry the F*** out of you," Joe said after one too many whiskey and gatorades. Our 25 year old selves sat buzzed on lust and high on the smell of July 4th sparklers. He'd been staying in my two...read more
"My anxiety has anxiety", my friend joked as we talked about our constant stream of worries. We're both 32 years old. We both are single moms to small kids. We are both widows but for very different reasons. My husband died of cancer after a 3 year on and off battle....read more