Jeanette Arsenault

Sweet sixteen with a smile as bright as the sun.  Kait loved life, loved people and people loved her.  Gone too soon and missed like mad.  Her legacy lives on in Kait’s Comfort Kits which are currently being developed and items for the kits being sourced.  We are almost there and hope to have them ready early in the new year.  We now have over $15,000 in trust thanks to the generosity of so many who have contributed to the fund.  

Items we are looking at to include are soft face cloths & hand towels; soft kleenex; spa kit that includes natural shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap and deoderant; natural lip balm; crossword puzzle book & pen; socks with rubber bottom; toothbrush, paste & cover; and, Mio (flavour squirt).  Once we finalize the items, I will post.  Thanks to everyone who have offered to help us stuff the bags – will keep you posted on that, too.

Thank you for your love and support.  I still take it one day at a time and continue to take 1 step forward, 2 back, 3 back, 2 forward….I have come to learn that grieving is the science of learning how to cope and finding reasons to keep moving forward.  I know Kait really wanted these kits to be distributed to other people facing daily life in a hospital bed so that keeps me going. 

We are forever grateful to the amazing, extraordinary care she received in the oncology palliative unit at the Ottawa General Hospital.  Guardian angels all.  They will be the recipients of the first set of kits.  Please feel free to leave a comment – love to hear from you always.