"In 2014, I began the fight for my life. Late stage Colon Cancer . "
Lemons of Love Founder
Jill Swanson Peltier
"A few years ago, I began the fight for my life. Late stage Colon Cancer diagnosed in February, 2014. After my surgery, I am healing well and started my 6 months of Chemo in March. Each time I go to the cancer center for my chemo treatments, it pulls at my heart strings. There are people of all ages, all stages of cancer and I want to be able to give some ray of hope to each of them. After my first treatment, I decided to make Chemo Care Packages (a good friend gave a package to me before I began)! Each bag, handmade or embroidered with the “LEMONS OF LOVE” logo will have wonderful chemo relief products inside…
People might find – Burts Bee’s lotion (no fragrance) for dry chemo skin, A box of ginger tea for upset tummies, a bag of Acai blueberries covered in chocolate – because cancer hates blueberries and we all crave chocolate, bag of lemon drops and a bottle of water!! Each bag also needs a pair of Superman or Supergirl socks!! Some bags will also recieve some jewelry (donated by a friend), a drawing (by kids that offer ‘happy pictures’) or other happy donations that come in!! Each bag is different and might have extra or different items due to the many donations we are receiving."