“Going through chemo is not fun, in fact it’s unbelievably scary and so much more so when you are told you have to do 16 rounds over 6 months of your life.  It weighs on you every day and the fear can be overwhelming.  The one thing that helps you get through it gives you strength, and makes you feel a little braver is when you have friends and family standing by your side and supporting you through it all.  Come to find out I have some pretty amazing people in my life.  A week before my chemo was going to start, I was presented with the most thoughtful and meaningful Chemo Countdown Calendar.  Basically, it was this cool frame that had little bags on it that represented each time I had to go to a chemo treatment.  Each bag had an inspirational word on it and inside was a card with a  description of the gift from one of my friends or family that made me feel so loved and appreciated; to say it boosted my spirits is an understatement!  You don’t look forward to chemo, but I did look forward to opening those little doors of love…it made such a difference in my mindset…it made me feel that not only was I fighting for myself but I was fighting for them too!!”
Lisa, Survivor