December 23, 2014 - While everyone else was planning for Christmas fun and festivities with family and friends, Susie the wife and mother of three children was planning for chemo treatment, bilateral mastectomy and deciding if she wanted reconstructive surgery as she was told that she had an aggressive and deadly disease… Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
This battle didn’t come without war wounds. Susie and her family endured some hardships that lead to unpaid time from work, repossession of a vehicle and limited support from family. Thanks to finding a flier about Jill’s Wish, Susie found relief from some of the financial stressors she was facing…
Being the hard core Social Worker that she is Susie was determined to help others that was fighting this battle as well - she knew that there was purpose for her pain – Sharing the mission of alleviating financial stressors, bringing hope and resources to others… Using the strength that she drew from her supporters & making it her own (Susie’s Strength). Susie joined forces with the warrior that helped her, Jill’s Wish. Through this synergy, the mission is far from impossible!
Hospital Hospitality House
Overnight housing for out of town patient / families
Community Assistance Program
Assistance with prescriptions
The Wig Shoppe
Quality Wigs - Experienced Staff
3 Little Birds 4 Life
Grants wishes for patients ages 18 -40
In KY, IL, MO, TN, IN, AR, IA, WI
SHARE Help Line
Telephone Support Group (English & Spanish available)
Link to cancer resources near you
Support to patient and caregiver
Breakaway from Cancer
Prevention, financial assistance, survivorship & fighting cancer
Look Good, Feel Better
Improve self-image and self-esteem through complimentary workshops/make overs
Support for those living with cancer
Navigating life can be difficult, especially when things arise that you're not prepared to face like being drafted into the war zone of cancer.
This battle can be overwhelming for anyone. Having a Bosom Buddy can help eliminate stressors and restore a warrior's faith to know that they are not along. Bosom Buddies is a "support village" that offer's hope & support as the warrior focuses on the treatment process and develops a positive attitude.
Our objective is for Buddies to:
Provide innovative support
Collaborate support for the warrior
Promote positive thinking
Be a Bosom Buddy and take the Pledge: I PROMISE TO...
To Honor & Respect the fight of this brave warrier.
To maintain a positive attitude at all times
To help decrease/eliminate barries by creating a village of supporters
For a donation of $25 receive your Bosom Buddy shirt. Proceeds will go to the Jill's Wish Foundation