Another Katie Kit Recipient

Hey all – Just wanted to highlight a comment a woman posted recently on the Katie Kit Recipient’s page, as it’s proof of the impact of the donations that you all have made toward Project Give-Back over the past several years.

“S” commented about her Katie Kit earlier this month:

I received my Katie kit today which marks the halfway mark through my radiation treatment. The fatigue has kicked in full force as well as the uncomfortable side effects impacting my skin and causing physical as well as emotional discomfort. I’ve continued to work full-time and this is becoming more challenging especially having to get up much earlier in the morning for treatment. Needless to say, it was a terrific surprise being handed a colorful tote filled with perfect goodies that I promise I will put to good use. I appreciate this kind gesture more than I am able to articulate right now. The first thing I did upon getting into my car after leaving treatment was look up the website to learn more about Katie. She obviously was an amazing woman who continues to leave a positive impression upon so many that loved her and knew her as well as others such as myself. I plan to read more about her story and ways to pay it forward. In the meantime please take comfort knowing you brought a big smile to my face and warmed my heart ❤️ THANK YOU for your kindness and generosity! S

Thank you S for sharing with us, and sorry you have to be on this journey. I know Katie would be very happy to know her vision of giving back to other cancer patients directly, is providing you some comfort.

Katie was very appreciative of Dr. Forman and the other doctors and staff at the MHP Radiation Oncology Institute, Pontiac location, and we are glad to be able to help other women getting cancer treatment there.

The clinic only has a few Katie Kits left to disperse to patients, and not sure when we’ll do another round of fundraising.  We are considering becoming a formal non-profit this coming year, which would allow future donations to be tax deductible.  Will keep you posted on any news of the non-profit or fundraising pushes. If you want to make a donation now or buy merchandise (with Katie’s artwork) that supports the project, details can be found here.

A total of 47 Katie Kits have been donated so far, which I think is more than Katie ever imagined. So THANK YOU to all of you, near and far, whom made these Katie Kit donations possible to the local clinic patients.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. Keep on spreading love in any way you can, and keep your little lights a’shining!

Much love to you all,
Ashby

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