OPERATION SNOW ANGELThe holiday season is here ~ for many people that means getting together with family and friends for festivities, perhaps baking, decorating, and gift giving depending on tradition and family culture. For the young adults we serve, things are often much more complex, as cancer doesn’t take time out for the holidays. They may be undergoing chemotherapy, surgeries, or hospitalizations as well as dealing with a lot of emotions, many of them scary. They may be too ill to go out and do many of the things we often take for granted. “OPERATION SNOW ANGEL” is our online wintertime campaign created as an opportunity to spread a bit of joy into the lives of the young adults who apply to Sy’s Fun:D. This year we will be sending one of our very cool blue stainless-steel water bottles complete with our logo, to those who donate $30 or more, while supplies last. Over the past few months we have been chipping away at our waitlist, which includes our recent funding of massage therapy to Jonathan, a young man with testicular cancer who suffers with debilitating headaches, as well as with a yoga membership for a young woman from our wait list. We still have several other applicants on our wait list who need funding, and hopefully we will be able to fund them as well as open our application process back up by the end of our “OPERATION SNOW ANGEL” fundraising campaign. A bit about the people currently on our wait list:
- Meaghan, 18, has Stage II Hodgkin’s lymphoma and struggles with severe neuropathy, fatigue, headaches and nausea. Acupuncture is helpful for these symptoms and is her request.
- Nick, 35, has acute lymphoblastic leukemia and has been in and out of the hospital frequently this past year. Nick has a mountain bike in mind.
- Kaci, 31, has breast cancer and the gift she would find most helpful is equine therapy as she finds this very relaxing.
- ”E,” is a young woman of 26 who has breast cancer; her request from Sy’s Fun:D is acupuncture treatments to help control her symptoms.
December 8, 2019