Brighter Days Provides Hope and Comfort to Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy or Radiation Treatments

“I’m grateful to be alive and I’m grateful for Brighter Days.”
Stephanie
“Brighter Days is a program of love, compassion, hope, caring, warmth, support, sharing.”
Renee

Cami

“Without Brighter Days, I would have felt more alone.”

Imogene

“You need to fight. You need to find the inspiration and the courage to go on.”

Renee

“[My patient] was overwhelmed with the caring that she received in the program”

“I didn’t realize that there would be so much support in that room. It was wonderful to be with a group of other women and men that needed that support.”
Nancy

Stephanie

“It was an amazing, empowering experience.”

Imogene

“I think that the reassuring feeling that you get from speaking with other patients makes you realize that yeah, there is hope, there is a continuation of life. It’s not a gloom and doom.”

Stephanie

“I’m grateful to be alive and I’m grateful for Brighter Days”

“Brighter Days is education. It’s encouragement and it’s empowerment.”
Ruthie
“People who are dealing with cancer often fighting for their lives, but it doesn’t mean that the little things aren’t still really important. Our appearance and our comfort, our skin, and hair, and eyelashes, and eyebrows are to us can make a big difference when someone is going through this fight.”
Rebecca
“Brighter Days is a wonderful program that Dr. Richey has worked on for many years developing to help make this journey in your life a little bit more comfortable.”
Imogene

Kate

“I encourage our patients to attend because I know that not only are they going to get a very valuable education, they’re going to get products that are appreciated, but they’re also going to have a joyous time, so it’s a good experience all the way around.”

Nancy

“I would encourage people to come to Brighter Days. I personally am not a person that joins in to groups really easily. I feel like I’m a person who’s fairly confident and would prefer to manage things on my own, but I found that being encouraged, that this was a good group for me to come to, and I did feel like I really gained a lot from being part of it.”

Ruthie

“The more education and the more information you have, the more informed decisions you’re going to make. You want to do the best thing for yourself and you want to include as many people as you can to guide you on that pathway to health.”

“When I first diagnosed with cancer, a million things went through my mind like, ‘What’s going to happen to me?'”
Imogene

Stephanie

“It’s just a wonderful, wonderful program where you get vent and you get to meet other people that are in the same situation as you.”

Imogene

“I would encourage everyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and as undergoing treatment to come to a Brighter Days session. You’ll learn many things about your skin, of course, that’s one thing that you don’t think about when you’re going through chemotherapy and radiation is your skin.”

Stephanie

“Brighter Days is one of your best friends once you’re diagnosed.”

“My favorite part, hands down about the Brighter Days Program is that it reaches out to people in a time where people really need connection. I think that one of the greatest gifts of the program is helping to unite all avenues of health care, so that the patient can be a stronger captain and to develop a stronger team.”
Ruthie
“The transformations that I’ve seen in Brighter Days are that these patients are beautiful. They’re happy. They’re content. They’re feeling a hope maybe when they weren’t prior to the attending, joy, laughter.”
Kate

Ruthie

“Most of the people, when they come in to the class they seem tentative and they seem reserved but after sitting with peers at the table and talking about their stories and sharing and having the encouragement from the class, they leave feeling a lot happier and with smiles and more encouraged.”

Dr. Richey

“If you’re a cancer patient that’s going through chemotherapy and radiation, I would invite you to come to Brighter Days. I think we can give you some excellent insight on the care of your skin. I think we can help you deal some of the side effects that you don’t know about. We can moisturize your skin. We can help your hair grow back. We can give the discussion on nails, et cetera. I think you’ll find it a very positive experience and I think it’s also very supportive to be around other cancer patients who may have similar problems.”

Kate

“I encourage our patients to attend because I know that not only are they going to get a very valuable education, they’re going to get products that are appreciated, but they’re also going to have a joyous time, so it’s a good experience all the way around.”