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Do's and Don'ts of Meal Support for Patients

May 24, 2016 Holly Porath

Do's and Don'ts of Meal Support for Patients

Treatment days and weeks are exhausting...not only for the patient, but for the family as well. It's important to remember that treatment for the patient isn't always a short car ride away. Most days take an entire day to drive there, wait hours past your appointment time, meet with the overbooked oncologist, endure hours of treatment, then finally drive home.  Websites like www.takethemameal.com allow friends and community to rally around the patient and their family. Whether you use a website like this or simply take over a meal on your own, it is a welcomed comfort.  While every family is different and...


Relay for Life - Saline, MI

May 17, 2016 Holly Porath

Relay for Life - Saline, MI

Last Saturday, Brave Box was lucky enough to be invited to participate in the wellness tent at the Relay for Life in Saline, MI.  Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's primary, volunteer driven fundraiser. Their main objective is to raise money for patient treatment and research; however, the event has a much broader scope than just fundraising. It was so empowering to see people gather together in the name of fighting this disease. There were many survivors walking around wearing "survivor" sashes and their caretakers were decorated in a similar fashion. Cancer can be very isolating and having...


Brave Blog Inaugural Post

May 12, 2016 Holly Porath

Brave Blog Inaugural Post

Two years ago today, cancer stole my best friend...my Mom. While I could talk forever about those days, hours, minutes and seconds, I would really like to take a step back and look at where I find myself two years later. Of course, this day stings more than most. And those who have been through it know that every day stings. I wish with every part of my being I could call my Mom, that I could hear her voice one more time, that I could feel her arms wrap around me. It's a loss so profound, there are no...