Category Archives: random acts of kindness

Get Involved and help us out

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Here at Cards of Hope, we send out inspirational cards to over 500 people battling cancer weekly.  For children in our program, we mail out cards with stickers, tattoos, bookmarks and etc.  We run on purely donations.  We are in desperate need of stamps. We go through over 2,220 stamps a month.  Even one book of stamps, helps us send out 20 cards.  Please help us today by donating money to buy stamps at the following link:  https://www.paypal.me/cardsofhope or mail some to us.  Everything is truly appreciated.  We will even add your information to the sponsors page.

You can make a difference!

The holiday season is quickly approaching and you can make a difference in a cancer warrior’s life.  Believe it or not, it is really easy to do.  Cards of Hope could really use donations of postage stamps (1 book of stamps ($9.40) mails out 20 cards), holiday cards, stickers, winter crafts, gift cards, small toys and etc.  As you buy holiday cards, why not pick up an extra box of cards.  As you are purchasing stamps, buy an extra book or two for Cards of Hope.  Every bit helps, no matter how small you may think it is.  Also, please consider donating online to Cards of Hope.

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A little video from one of our cancer warrior princesses.

Another happy cancer warrior.  Isn’t she such a beautiful little princess?  Keep on being brave.

With the holiday season closely approaching, Cards of Hope could use donations to help make our warriors’ Christmas season a little happier.  Please consider donating today.  Even a book of stamps helps us out a lot.

Donations needed

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With the upcoming holiday season quickly approaching, Cards of Hope is asking for donations of stamps, Christmas cards, stockings, small children’s toys, board games, puzzles, jewelry sets, Lego kits, action figures, Christmas ornaments, stocking stuffers, Barbies, coloring books, art sets,  craft kits, hat and glove sets, gift cards, and money to pay for shipping charges.

Cards of Hope is an international program, where I send inspirational cards to those battling cancer weekly. For children in the program, I send cards with stickers, coloring pages, temporary tattoos and etc. I send out a care packages periodically. Cards of Hope currently has 450 people enrolled and I get about 2-5 people requesting to be in the program every week. My goal is to try to send everyone a little care package this holiday.  To see how to donate, please go to http://cards-of-hope.com/donations/Thank you!

Another child showing off his card…

Here is another child happy.  His mom messaged me telling me thanks and how he enjoys getting his mail.  That is what Cards of Hope is all about, bringing lots of happiness in the mail.  🙂

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Helpful tips if you are experiencing nausea with your cancer treatments

Often times I have people ask me how they can be relieved of their nausea and/or vomiting with their cancer treatments. So here are some tips that will help get you some relief if you are experiencing nausea or vomiting.

 

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1.  Always take the anti nausea medications that your physician has prescribed to you as directed.

2.  Drink a cup of warm peppermint tea.

3.  Try drinking a glass of  ginger-ale.

4.  Try sucking on a piece of hard candy or a lollipop.

5.  Eat some saltines  or dry toast (very slowly) .

6.  Try laying down and resting.

7.  Apply your thumb to your wrist and press for 30 seconds. Your index and middle fingers should be on the top of your wrist.

8.  Put a cool wet washcloth on your face.

9.  Take deep breaths through your nose and out through your mouth.

10. Try positioning a fan so air blows directly on the face.

11.  Put some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and sniff slightly.

12. Try eating a small amount of applesauce.

13.  Try slowly eating a ice pop or a popsicle.

14.  Try drinking some warm ginger tea.

15.  Try eating 1-2 peppermint flavored tic tacs.

16.  Eat small meals throughout the day.

17.  Try sucking on ice chips.

If you have any tips that have helped you, please let me know.  If you have any tips that I haven’t mentioned, please let me know.