What started with a small gift between friends has now evolved into the larger “gift of humanity.” Lemons of Love was started in 2014 after the founder, Jill Swanson Peltier, was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer. Jill had received a small goodie bag from a friend with a few items that were meant to help her through her chemotherapy treatment. Touched by the kindness and thoughtfulness of this gift, she knew that this was something that everyone starting their battle with cancer should receive. Jill envisioned being able to give others the same support that she received, in the form of a simple gift that makes a big impact.
Kim Huffman-Jones a physician’s assistant at WVU Cancer Institute was recently at a car race and talked with some of the members of the Lemons of Love organization who gave her 15 of the Comfort Care kits that she could give to patients at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The care packages, contain a range of items to help ease short-term chemo symptoms; some things like lotions, lip balms, themed socks, hand-knit caps and other items that might be needed during an infusion visit.
WVU in the News: Industry cites 3M research on cancer patients exposed to PFOA to claim them chemical isn't so bad
Defenders of the chemicals known as PFAS have seized upon an industry-funded study of cancer patients as evidence that PFOA, the compound used to make Teflon, firefighting foam, and many other products, isn’t as dangerous as it seems.
Sumaira Shafi, M.D., has joined the hematology/oncology staff at Camden Clark Regional Cancer Center, a WVU Cancer Institute location.
Special NIH Presentation "Navigating NIH Systems to Advance Your Career & Tips for Successful Grant Writing"
WVCTSI hosting special NIH speaker on September 16