A Friendship with Purpose
As a friend and professional associate for many years, Lucy Barlow embraces Sharon’s vision to assist those who are facing the unexpected path of chemotherapy. In the fall of 2010, Lucy was diagnosed with non-invasive dual carcinoma, which required a number of surgeries and 32 radiation sessions. Over numerous visits to the oncology center, Lucy began to “see” the hopeless look in the eyes of the patients waiting for their chemotherapy appointments and she “caught” the vision that her friend Sharon had frequently expressed to her: to help others get through the process of cancer treatment with more hope, less stress, a sense of organization in a climate of upheaval, and a vision for the future. Lucy and Sharon developed their gifts for breast cancer patients, the Got Your Back Pax™ chemotherapy care package out of this passion to assist each other – including all the things needed to pamper a patient and make the chemo session a little more manageable.
Collectively, both Sharon and Lucy wish to spread their views of "Paying it Forward" on a national and international basis. Their goal for this project is to track BackPax as women pass their treatment goodies and words of encouragement on from one woman to another…creating a chain reaction of love and support from city to city, state to state, country to country, and around the world. Their Traveling BackPax crusade is intended to educate the public across the world on the importance of helping individuals in need with gifts for breast cancer patients and creating an atmosphere of selfless assistance.
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