Category: Hope


We felt this blog by Rick Warren was worth sharing… Hope Returns When We Remember God’s Unfailing Love  by Rick Warren “Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing: The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as

Meet the Chemo Buddy Milkman…

Not many people would be craving ice cream at 9 o’clock in the morning, but when you are a chemo patient with a fickle tummy, ice cream can be the perfect breakfast. As it turns out, ice cream is VERY

Eyewitness Love

It’s been an absolute lovefest here at chemo this week. Each day we’ve given away treat bags. We’ve had Valentines from Girl Scout Troop #180, Yankeetown Elementary, Gibson Southern Sunshine Girls, and West Terrace. Chemo Buddy Nancy made 250 heart

Cancer Free!

Today we celebrate with our friend Tanya the great news that she is cancer free! Yahoooo! It is our honor as Chemo Buddies to be able to walk this journey with people, and our absolute JOY when the last scan

Our first year…

Editors Note: As the Chemo Buddies program celebrates their first anniversary working at OHA, the only thing Founder Jill Kincaid wanted to do was share the excitement with her sister Karen, who inspired the program. Because Karen is in heaven

A Quilt with holes…

Our friend Faye, a patient who always tells us how much she LOVES the quilt she received from Chemo Buddies, sent this story to us… we loved it and wanted to share! The Quilt Holes As I faced my Maker

Today, Cancer LOST

I hate cancer. HATE IT. Every single day I witness the brutality of that diagnosis. But today, I feel like giving cancer a rude hand gesture and saying YOU LOSE! People are showing me the strength and generosity that can

A Season of Giving

Yesterday we were thrilled to learn that two different families were making blankets for our patients as a family Christmas project. What a wonderful gesture and life lesson. THANK YOU so much to the Jacobi and Moser families!!!

What doesn’t kill you makes you STRONGER

We found this awesome video on Facebook and it made us smile so big that we just had to share… CLICK BELOW TO ENJOY! Megan Kowalewski Music video I made about cancer. Thank you to my fellow warriors and

Repaying Kindness with Kindness…

Good Morning: Students’ buddy bags for chemo patients elicits response from Mr. G Anonymous benefactor gives $500 to West Terrace class Posted November 29, 2012 at 7:18 p.m. EVANSVILLE — It was a real life example of kindness being repaid

Supporting Cancer Patients

I love surprise gifts. LOVE them. Love surprising others and love being surprised. There is a long standing joke in my family about how no one gets their Christmas presents on Christmas Day because I can’t stand to wait to

Children and Cancer :(

Lane Goodwin. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, that name doesn’t really require an explanation. It is amazing to me how our one local boy has riveted the world to the issue of childhood cancer through the “Thumbs up

Cancer Warrior: The face of hope

by Jill Kincaid Today I’m here to tell you a story about Paul, a man who contacted me recently about becoming a Chemo Buddy volunteer. He was anxious to get started and didn’t want to wait until our next official training session.

Cancer – there’s always hope, except when there isn’t… A lesson in helplessness

by Jill Kincaid The first response I got to my first blog last week was from a man who has lost his wife to cancer and is still wondering what, if anything, they could have done differently. That’s a question

Do you hate cancer as much as I do? My story…

by Jill Kincaid Has your family been touched by cancer? So many have. When my sister Karen was diagnosed with cancer in 2007, I watched helplessly as her normally vibrant busy life was transformed to a life revolving around doctor