Cocktails And Chemo Essay

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Cocktails & Chemo
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going. People are strongest when they have no other choice. These CAN have a positive outcome, if you want them to…” Joe Clark (2013) The story that founded the Cocktails and Chemo foundation is that of a young cancer patient and his new wife. Their beautiful story from diagnosis to death was recorded in their online blog and was transmitted to the world. The Cocktails and Chemo Foundation has a unique vision, they are committed to supporting the often forgotten caretaker by providing unique care packages. The foundation creates a support network committed to lifting the spirits of care takers while they carry the load of their entire family during their spouse’s treatment. The organization makes the caretaker feel special, loved, and most importantly not alone during the fight. The Cocktails & Chemo foundation was founded in 2011 by Amanda Clark, wife to the late Joe Clark. Joe was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer on September 16, 2011. Joe lost this battle on November 16, 2014. “Joe Clarks biggest challenge through his cancer diagnosis was worrying about the people he loved and knowing they’d be okay.” Amanda Clark. The
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This foundation is unlike any other because it solely focuses their efforts on the forgotten caretakers. Other foundations recognize caretakers but they do not offer the support that Cocktails and Chemo does. This paper was difficult for me to write and at the same time hard to put down. Every day reading these beautiful sad love stories from couples the foundation has helped put a knot in my stomach. My father was the care taker for my mother during her fight with breast cancer and still is while her health declines from struggles with cerebral palsy. I have unfortunaly had the chance to witness firsthand the forgotten care taker and the challenges they

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