By tambre on February 21, 2012
Thanks to the internet and social media, I recently met an incredible woman, Lorraine Kerz, who took the experience of losing her son to cancer and turned it into a mission to help others. I wanted to let others know about the great work she is doing so Lorraine kindly agreed to a blog interview.
Lorraine, can you please tell us about Sy’s Fund, who it serves and how it works?
Sy’s Fund serves young adults throughout the USA, ages 18 through 39, with cancer or serious ongoing medical issues related to their cancer. We fund meaningful gifts and integrative therapies, tangible things with the goal of making an extremely challenging time a bit easier. Some of the gifts we have funded over this past year have been laptops, iPads, shopping trips, and a bike to name a few.
Life changes so drastically after a cancer diagnosis. For young adults who are busy dating, going to college, partying with friends, starting families, and moving along with careers, this is devastating. Cancer often brings fear, isolation, and the reality that much is now beyond their control. Continue reading “Celebrating Sy’s Fund”
By tambre on February 14, 2012
Inaction is a choice. Action is a choice. They are two sides to the same coin called your life. No one but you can decide if you will simply accept what comes your way or live a life by design on purpose. It is completely up to you. That’s the good news. Continue reading “What Do You Choose?”
By tambre on February 3, 2012
In Tuesday’s blog post, Jean shared her story of what inspired her to create a cream that would protect her skin during radiation. Taking a product like Jeans Creme to market is no easy task but Jean’s tenacity and vision for helping others helped her make it happen.
What were some of the challenges you faced?
I had no experience in developing a homemade recipe into a commercial product and did not know anyone else who had any idea of how to get something like this started. I needed to have the product developed into a version that would be pleasant and remain effective. Continue reading “The Healing Power of Helping Others”