Cancer, the dreaded C word – the other one. When it happens to us, of course, it’s a huge shock. Why me! Cancer is something that happens to someone else! No one wants to take that journey in life. But once we find out about it there is no going back, we have to tackle it head-on. The only save here is that we did find out, so now we have a chance to Kick Cancer from our lives. It’s also difficult for family and friends who feel helpless and who want to help but they don’t know how – Cancer, its such a big shock for all.
Since an early age, my life has been affected in some way by cancer. From the age of 15, I dealt with it day in and day out from when mum was diagnosed. It came and went and came and went – for 15 years. I remember then, how friends and relatives felt. People wanted to help, to offer some assistance, to say that they are there if they are needed, to show some support but they really didn’t know how.
Cancer Gift Parcel
Now as I am older, I have friends with Cancer as sadly most of us do, and so when Dr. Shara Cohen reached out to me on Linkedin to ask if she could send me a Cancer Gift Parcel in return for a Blog Review about their new business Cancer Care Parcels to help people, help others. I thought wow! What a great idea. Of course, I would love to assist in getting the word out, especially when I have friends who would really benefit from these Parcels.
I’ve always supported Cancer charities because without us they wouldn’t be able to do all they do. They do amazing things. Like the Teenage Cancer Trust, how wonderful at they. The Teenage cancer trust make sure teens get the specialist care and support that they need, at this time – and they are struggling to keep up. Although this isn’t a charity, I really feel it can make someone with Cancer feel loved, special and cared for which is really important. I’m just so impressed at the kindness involved in every package.
“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” – Jackie Chan
When you want to help but don’t know how
Having a look at the site I was taken aback at huge range and specificity all the lovely gift parcels you can get for people. The parcels contain specific items for specific reasons, for instance, the Chemo Patient comfort gift pack which I was sent, has all things to help with the sickness and keeping you hydrated and comfortable and entertained.
For start, there are gifts for
- Adult Cancer
- Teenage Cancer
- Childhood Cancer
And then within those ranges are different scenarios – you can even shop by stage or treatment and even by common cancers.
- Chemo Care
- Chemo Survivor
- Comfort packages
- Hospital packages
- Pink packages
- Breast Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- For Men/Boys
- For Women/girls
and it goes on.. so easy to find what you want or what your friend/relative/neighbour might need or just to feel good about.
All our gifts are thoughtfully put together. We liaise with our advisory board, which consists of past cancer patients and those receiving our parcels for their feedback and suggestions. We carefully construct each box so that you can feel secure that your gift will be welcome.
So Where did the idea for Cancer Care Parcel come from
After Dr Shara Cohen was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 she found there was very little time to just relax, take it all in and give herself ‘me’ time. With all the appointments, liaising with work, telling the people who needed to be told…… there was little time to digest what was happening, research the practicalities or to just relax.. So she set up Cancer Care Parcel, to enable children and adults with cancer to take some of the worries away and bring some calm back into their lives.
Dr Shara told me, “I sold my company Euroscicon after my cancer diagnosis as I couldn’t keep up with the work. I then set up Cancer Care Parcel. Its still in its very early stages, (they aren’t making any money yet). We gift alot to charities too.”
A Cancer Care Parcel is an ideal gift, to let people with cancer know that you are thinking of them.
Some of the packages can seem expensive, especially the smaller packages. Which you’d be looking at if you don’t have much spare cash around. However, it depends on how you look at it. If you DID know what you needed to buy and you knew where to get it from you could probably make up a package from various shops. And then put it all together and it might be cheaper than these Cancer Care Packages. However, the thing is, we don’t know the best things to buy or where to get them and these come in a lovely box, delivered to the door, causing less worry and stress.
That all said, I do still think it’s a superb idea, who wouldn’t want to have one of these delivered, it feels like kindness in a box at a time you most need it.
When you want to help but don’t know how – Cancer Sucks and now you know how to help, with a little kindness in a box.