Category Archives: cards of hope

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.

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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.

One of our cancer warriors showing off her card from us…

This cancer warrior has a big smile with getting a card from Cards of Hope and a little bracelet to make her day a little brighter.  This is what Cards of Hope is all about.. bringing hope, emotional support, smiles, love and happiness.

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Urgently in need of donations!

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Today we received 5 new applicants for the Cards of Hope program.  We generally get 1-3 a week.  There are currently over 500 people worldwide enrolled in the program.  We are in desperate need of any and all donations.  One book of stamps ($9.40) helps us send out 20 cards to 20 people.  If we don’t get some donations in shortly, we may have to turn new people enrolling away.  We don’t want to ever have to do that.  Please consider donating something (stamps, cards, stickers, tattoos, bookmarks, jewelry, craft kits and etc) today.  *We also have an Amazon wishlist to make donating even easier* Here is a link to our donation page:  https://cards-of-hope.com/donations/  Thank you so much for your support!

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 https://cards-of-hope.com/donations/Thank you!

A cancer warrior going through a care package

This cancer warrior had just gotten home from being in the ER from being sick, when he got a care package.  His mom said that it made him smile and that it was perfect timing because he hadn’t smiled because he had been so sick.  That is what Cards of Hope is all about…bringing happiness, love and hope. Check out his smile.

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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.