Kait’s Comfort Kits
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On April 19, 2018, Heaven gained a new Heavenly Star – my daughter, Kaitlin Angeline Shannon.
Kait was a bright, gifted and talented young woman who excelled at pretty much everything she put her mind to – including math, calculus, piano and singing (even opera).
She excelled in her courses at Carleton University where she managed to complete 3 years of her business degree in between radiation and chemo treatments as she fought her valiant fight against cancer. Plus she tutored students.
In the Fall of 2018, she was awarded a special Certificate of Achievement in recognition of her accomplishments.
She was only 23 when she succumbed to her 4 year battle with cancer but she did more in that short time than many people accomplish in a lifetime. Following her funeral, a musical celebration of her life was held where over 20 musicians came from as far away as Toronto, Ottawa and Prince Edward Island to sing as a memorial tribute to her.
Over 800 in attendance helped contribute to close to $17,000 raised to date for the development of what we created called “Kait’s Comfort Kits” – a kind of survival kit for those hospitalized with cancer – a way to add some normalcy into the abnormalcy of hospital living.
Kait’s Comfort Kits include natural lip balm; a spa kit that includes shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotion; toothbrush & toothpaste; soft face cloth & hand towels, soft kleenex, Tim Horton cards, Crossword puzzle book, pen, to name a few (items may vary from time to time)
All donations gratefully accepted.
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Donation to St Joseph Healthcare Kait's Comfort Kits bring comfort to patients at a hospital in Hamilton, Ontario Hard to believe it’s been almost a year since my last post. Also hard to believe what we have all gone through this past year since COVID-19...
Thanks to so many of you who donated to Kait's Comfort Kits - we have distributed over 300 Kait’s Comfort Kits to date to oncology units at various hospitals. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we pivoted to PPE supplies and donated over $9000 worth of protective equipment...
WHAT A NIGHT! The Launch of Kait's Comfort Kits on September 24th at the Waring House in Picton (ON) was even more magical than anything I could have imagined. Thank YOU to all who donated funds as well as donated/contributed items, time, talent and/or expertise...