Shaping What’s in your “Cancer Box”: Hillary Black’s Cancer Journey

Shaping What’s in your “Cancer Box”: Hillary Black’s Cancer Journey

June 27, 2018

Back in October 2017, we met Hillary Black at a breast cancer awareness event hosted by WeWork. We loved meeting her and hearing her story so much that we wanted to share it with all of you. Thank you for inspiring us Hillary! Everyone reacts differently to illness – especially...

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Diagnosed with Lymphoma at 22: Missy's Survivor Story

Diagnosed with Lymphoma at 22: Missy's Survivor Story

January 17, 2018

As you can imagine, there’s no way to ever be prepared to hear you have cancer; and even once you are diagnosed, there’s no way to be prepared for the physical and emotional road that lies ahead. Twenty-two years into my relatively healthy life – and I say relatively only...

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Helping Redefine the Hospital Gown

Helping Redefine the Hospital Gown

January 16, 2018

Helping Redefine the Hospital Gown: A Parsons student & Care+Wear intern's Story Our incredible intern, Irene Lu, shares her experiences working on the Parsons Project and at Care+Wear and how these introduced new approaches to design and patient understanding. At Parsons we take a variety of courses designed to teach us...

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The essential wardrobe guide for breast cancer treatments

The essential wardrobe guide for breast cancer treatments

January 05, 2018

Our good friend and overall lady boss, Christie Mangir, shares her ultimate wardrobe list for prepping for breast cancer treatments, surgeries and other related procedures. She is the ultimate fighter and has made it her professional and personal mission to give back to the breast cancer community.  When I was...

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The Ultimate Lyme Disease Gift Guide

The Ultimate Lyme Disease Gift Guide

December 14, 2017

Care+Wear and our partner Global Lyme Alliance, the leading 501(c)(3) dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, asked our communities on social media what they thought were essential items to bring to treatment. This checklist could also provide some inspiration for caregivers who want to help their loved ones...

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A Cancer Fighter's Choice to Seek Happiness.

A Cancer Fighter's Choice to Seek Happiness.

December 11, 2017

For 66-year-old Ashok, being diagnosed with lung cancer 8 years ago was difficult, but it strengthened his resolve to enjoy life. When asked, “what advice would you give to people diagnosed with cancer?” he replied, “Just be happy.” "Just be Happy" Being happy in the face of multiple treatment regimens...

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Why we wouldn't Settle: a Thought Piece from our Co-founders

Why we wouldn't Settle: a Thought Piece from our Co-founders

November 24, 2017

Three and a half years ago, we set out on a radical mission to change the healthcare industry. We had friends and family diagnosed with cancer told to wear tube socks over their PICC lines and felt that there had to be something better. We wouldn’t and couldn’t accept that using...

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Finding Your Place as a Caregiver

Finding Your Place as a Caregiver

November 01, 2017

A week before the end of her fifth-grade year, Taylor’s mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Although she was told she had 15 months to live, Taylor’s mom being the strong-willed, positive person she was fought for four years before passing away. Over those four years, Taylor’s family made...

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"Never Give Up Hope" - Barry Katsof’s Battle with PNH

"Never Give Up Hope" - Barry Katsof’s Battle with PNH

October 19, 2017 2 Comments

In May 2001, Barry Katsof was diagnosed with the rare blood disease paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, more commonly known as PNH. Although the odds were initially not in his favor after his body exhibited numerous dangerous symptoms, Barry was able to receive therapy that ultimately allowed him to return to life...

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The Little Things in Life: Finding Gratitude in the Face of Adversity

The Little Things in Life: Finding Gratitude in the Face of Adversity

September 25, 2017

In May 2017, Cindy Jones underwent her third knee replacement. While her past surgeries had been effective, it wasn’t until this third surgery that she received the perfect prosthetic. Despite initial success post-surgery, Cindy had a number of difficulties getting back to normal. Cindy shares how she overcame these obstacles...

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Chemotherapy and Happiness: How to Find the Strength in Accepting Your Limitations

Chemotherapy and Happiness: How to Find the Strength in Accepting Your Limitations

August 24, 2017

When you are first diagnosed with cancer you hear the phrases “Stay Strong” and “Be Strong” a lot. Sometimes it can be difficult to remain “strong,” not only for yourself, but for your friends and family as well. Often times you want to show your loved ones strength by denying...

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Pro Racer AJ Jacobsen Didn't Let her PICC Slow Her Down, Here's Why

Pro Racer AJ Jacobsen Didn't Let her PICC Slow Her Down, Here's Why

August 21, 2017

Slowing down has never been an option for motorcycle road racer AJ Jacobsen. Prescribed a PICC Line following a serious accident, AJ shares how her Care+Wear PICC Line Cover helped her to get in and out of her motorcycle leather while in peak racing season. As a motorcycle road racer,...

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