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Caregiver Stories & Gifts

We believe that caregivers deserve the chance to “recharge, refresh, and renew,” and the support structure CaringOn developed allows caregivers to accept this special gesture free of worry, stress and financial cost. Through donations from individuals and corporations, CaringOn is able to provide the necessary support and services needed so the caregiver has peace of mind while they enjoy their gift, step away and take care of themselves. This time/respite provides the caregiver with time to refresh, renew, recharge and come back rejuvenated and with a new energy. Below are a handful of the stories from our caregiver gifts.

For Kendall from Princess

Princess Battle is a metastatic breast cancer patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was nominated for a gift by Jill Mull, a nurse navigator there (who is thrilled about this gift too). Princess wanted to …

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For Will from Heather

Heather is a metastatic breast cancer patient whose cancer has returned. She nominated her husband Will for a CaringOn gift of a golf foursome in Nashville, Tennessee. Here is what Heather wrote to us: “Will …

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For Natividad from Jesus Carmen

Jesus Carmen Ramos, a vibrant young woman, is battling stomach/colorectal cancer and wanted to thank her mother Natividad, a breast cancer survivor herself, for her 24 hour care since her diagnosis. Natividad quit her job …

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Fitzhugh Malloy Reflects on Caregiver Gift

Lauren and I had a wonderful visit to MGM this past Friday. I was surprised and humbled by Lauren’s nomination. As you know very early on in our marriage we had our vows put to …

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From Boys Latin Teachers and Students to Sadra and Derrick

CaringOn was so grateful to present a gift to Sadra and Derrick Thomas who have tirelessly supported their son Mattheu during his treatments for cancer. Derrick is a beloved technology teacher at the Boys Latin …

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From Lauren to Fitz

Lauren Malloy, a social worker and nurse navigator at Johns Hopkins thoracic oncology unit, is a breast cancer patient as well. She gave a CaringOn gift to her husband Fitz. They are a young married …

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From Danielle to Clarissa

Danielle Fields dedicated a gift to her mother. She says “Clarissa Parnell is a 52 year old loving and caring mother and wife. She is currently taking care of her husband, Daryl, who has been …

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From Linda to Nancy

Nancy Seidman’s husband, Edward, was diagnosed with stage 4 bone cancer, which had metastasized from lung cancer. Nancy, who was dealing with her own health issues, had a difficult time getting out of the house …

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For Kevin from Maria

Maria Joiner, a strong woman diagnosed with colon cancer metastasis, wanted to give her brother Kevin Stewart a gift to thank him for caring for her. As she says, “Kevin is a very quiet, unassuming …

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For Safiya from Jessica

Safiya is an amazing woman who balanced being a working mom to an active 3 year old and taking care of her husband, Marques. Marques was only 26 years old when he was diagnosed with …

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For Aldona from Maggie

Aldona Kudirka was honored by her daughter Maggie with a trip to Longwood Gardens in May. Maggie was diagnosed at age 23 with stage 4 breast cancer in June 2014 and Aldonna has been there …

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For India from Linda

India Johnson was nominated by her mother, Linda Adamson, who was diagnosed in 2015 with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. India lives with and cares for Linda as well as her own young daughter, and …

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CaringOn Honors Jessica Fox at La Cuchara Event

At this week’s happy hour event, CaringOn honored a well-deserving woman who exemplifies our mission. Jessica Fox is a Nurse Navigator/Social Worker at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital whose work focuses on cancer patients there.  Her …

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For Jillian

Jillian Gillece was nominated by the nurses at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital for taking care of her father, the late James Gillece, who was treated there for advanced colon cancer. Jillian is a social worker …

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For Tara and Geraldine

Susan and Lee of CaringOn gave a gift of 4 Ravens football tickets to caregiver Tara Mack at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital on Thursday in the oncology infusion suite with her mother, Geraldine Jenkins, a …

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