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:
"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
Robert and April King are dealing with the extreme highs and lows of life all at once. They're expecting their first born baby boy while her husband is also fighting small cell lung cancer. The couple had been told they'd probably have a hard time conceiving,...read more
These are the faces of colon cancer. Friends I've met along the way. On Wear Blue day, March 4th, put on your favorite shade of blue in honor of these people. I ask that you look at these faces and live your life to the very fullest in honor of them. If you have a...read more
I went to a wedding over the holidays. Not just any wedding, it was Joe's best friend's wedding. It was beautiful, it was full of love and it was the hardest thing I've done since losing Joe. The bride and groom honored Joe in every detail from the ribbons the...read more
Jennifer Gratz was just learning how to be a mom of twin girls when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Michael is a police officer and went at the cancer hard, losing part of his foot in the process. Five years of remission later, Michael was fulfilling his dream...read more
We lived in a two bedroom apartment when I took that pregnancy test. I had been sipping wine with Joe on the couch as we watched the devastation of the Boston Marathon bombings coverage on the news and I slipped into the bathroom to pee on a stick. Another glass of...read more
December's Cocktails & Chemo caregiver holds a special place in my heart. Catherine Gainey and I connected through our heart break. The loves of our lives were battling colon cancer while we tried to keep our little families together. Cat Gainey has...read more
A toddler on my hip and armed with a packed bag full of distraction tools, I boarded our flight. My first solo trip with an almost two year old, Mira Joey, had not been as bad as I'd expected. If you erase the ten minute fit of "I all done" from your mind, it really...read more
Can you believe the holidays are here? It's my very, very favorite time of year. My birthday is December 14th and Mira Joey turns TWO on December 19th! Then of course, my guy JC on the 25th. I hope you'll think of all of the people who are suffering this holiday...read more
365 days. That's the amount of time society gives someone to grieve. Hospice offers one year of free counseling and then you're cut off. Counselors told me I have one year to be crazy. Friends have said, "well you're still in the first year." It's as if on day 366...read more