P atients with terminal illnesses often find meaning by crossing off items from their bucket lists. And they may even reap health benefits. Help paying for basic needs: Many adults with terminal illnesses face financial hardships that put even small comforts beyond reach: air conditioners, for instance, or scooters, or lift chairs. Many also ask for help paying a utility bill, to keep the lights on and power their medical devices. Travel to a family reunion: Patients often request help paying for travel, food, and accommodations so they can say their last goodbyes. A day on the town: Many patients ask for simpler pleasures: a day at the spa or a dinner at a favorite restaurant.
We are adding to the list of respite opportunities that are available for adults with cancer. Dream Foundation. Travel or vacation wishes must be fulfilled within the US. The vacation can include children under 18 and another adult who is a caregiver.
Bucket Bash Save the Date. See pictures from Ylonda's wish. Everyone has a bucket list and we think we have plenty of time to check off those items.
A diagnosis often propels family life into a tailspin both financially and emotionally. They deserve a chance to spend quality time enjoying life "as normal" while making lasting memories. These precious moments spent together can add hope and strength as they face their difficult treatments ahead. Some will lose their jobs due to their illness.