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    This is my second year collecting donations for Stockings for Chemo Patients. My friends and I have collected so many items to fill 450 stockings to be given out at 5 different infusion centers. Each stocking has a warm soft hat, fuzzy socks, lip balm, lotion, hand sanitizer, sani-wipes, lemon heads (for dry mouth) peppermints, protein bars, a note pad and pen, a word puzzle book, stress ball, adult coloring book,and a card with a message of hope. We are doing some for teen patients that have some extra items for teens and at one hospital where patients are very low income we have included blankets to go with the stockings. We had a wine tasting, a Bunco and just asked people to donate in our community. I am so grateful for the generous gifts. I am on watch an wait and it feels good to do something for the ones who are going thru chemo. Hospitals in Sacramento, Oroville, Chico, and Paradise CA will be getting the stockings. We were acknowledged by country singer Martina Mcbride and call our group Team Martina. This past summer she met us before a concert and took a picture with her!!

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      This is a great idea

      11 months ago
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      kiki95632

      The patients love them.

      11 months ago
    • HardyGirl's Avatar
      HardyGirl

      Good for you! That looks like a great thing to do for the people taking treatment.

      11 months ago
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    kiki95632 asked a questionNon-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

    Not sure what to do

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    • jhale17's Avatar
      jhale17

      Kiki95632 this may be of help to you as you have a blood cancer. The following is on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s website. Good luck to you.

      http://www.lls.org/support/information-specialists

      Speak one-on-one with an Information Specialist who can assist you through cancer treatment, financial and social challenges and give accurate, up-to-date disease, treatment and support information.

      How to Contact Us

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      • Leave a message 24/7 and we'll call back.

      Call[phone number redacted] to use the automated response system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An Information Specialist will return your call the next business day. You can also listen to recorded information about LLS and our programs.

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      about 1 year ago
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      BoiseB

      Can you check with your insurance, I have known some people who have had their insurance pick up part of the transportation.
      That being said I have lived in the Rural part of North California. And I know transportation to Sacramento is almost non-existent, How often will you have to go for Chemo?

      about 1 year ago
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      Ellie59

      Call all the cancer local cancer support programs. Someone will have a ride program. What part of the country are you in?

      Here in the Seattle area we have a few
      Take excellent care of yourself!
      Let us know what happens.
      In Support
      Ellie

      about 1 year ago
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    I lost my husband 8 days ago...He gave me his word that he would never leave me. I am the one with cancer and on chemo. I can't seem to understand how he is gone before me. Grieving and crying.

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    • gonewest's Avatar
      gonewest

      Oh dear. I have no answers but sending love and hope, all my meditations and compassion.

      over 1 year ago
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      BoiseB

      How terrible. I will say prayers for your comfort.

      over 1 year ago
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      BuckeyeShelby

      My thoughts are with you. I'm so sorry.

      over 1 year ago