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Being Happy with Cancer

Being Happy with Cancer

July 07, 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 replies, “Just be happy.” Being happy in the face of multiple treatment regimens is challenging, but...

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7 Tips for Traveling with a Chronic Illness

7 Tips for Traveling with a Chronic Illness

June 27, 2017

Getting ready to go away for the July 4th weekend? Care+Wear advisor, Dr. Greg Weingart, Emergency Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, shares his tips for how to best prepare for vacation with a serious or chronic illness. Planning family vacations can be a fun, but...

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Living with Crohn's Disease and a PICC Line

Living with Crohn's Disease and a PICC Line

June 14, 2017

 My name is Michael Seres and I am the Founder and CEO  of 11 Health and Technologies. When I was 12, I was  diagnosed with the incurable bowel condition, Crohn’s Disease. After constant intestinal failure and numerous operations, the only solution to my problem was to undergo  a rare small...

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Brain Cancer Awareness Month – Finding Myself Again

Brain Cancer Awareness Month – Finding Myself Again

May 26, 2017

In honor of Brain Cancer Awareness Month, Robert Rabinovitz, Associate Professor of Design at the Parsons School of Design, shares his experience enduring a brain abscess and craniotomy, pushing towards recovery and finding himself again. January 19th of 2007 I was sitting in the product design computer lab at Parsons. It...

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NURTURE: Dating and Breast Cancer

NURTURE: Dating and Breast Cancer

April 27, 2017

Elissa Bantug, Care+Wear Advisor, is a two-time breast cancer survivor with an extensive history of breast cancer advocacy and outreach work with multiple cancer organizations. As the Project Manager of the Breast Cancer Survivorship Program and as the co-director for the Young Women with Breast Cancer Program at the Johns...

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Announcing our Major League Baseball PICC Line Covers!

Announcing our Major League Baseball PICC Line Covers!

April 13, 2017

We are ecstatic to announce our partnership with Major League Baseball! Since starting Care+Wear three years ago, we’ve been inspired by MLB’s community outreach and have seen how both the teams and the players care about their communities. We have been so impressed by everything they do, so it was a...

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NURTURE: 7 Reasons to Love Your Port

NURTURE: 7 Reasons to Love Your Port

March 29, 2017

Hi, Care+Wear community! My name is Aurora, and I’m a board-certified critical care nurse practitioner at Boston’s top trauma center. You’re reading the first edition of NURTURE, a series of blog posts in which nurses give their firsthand advice. My first nurture post is "7 Reasons to Love Your Port". 1....

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The Reality of Life with Lyme Disease

The Reality of Life with Lyme Disease

February 22, 2017

Cathy Rosa is an art therapist and yoga instructor from Hunterdon County, NJ, living with Chronic Late Stage Lyme and multiple Co- infections. (Erlichia, Babesia, Bartonella). She's the Mom of a beautiful 3 year old daughter who she says keeps her going every day. When asked about her experience with Lyme disease,...

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PICC Lines: A Symbol of Healing

PICC Lines: A Symbol of Healing

February 02, 2017

Haley is a 23 year old Georgetown University graduate living in San Fransisco. She is currently being treated for Late-Stage Lyme disease, which she likely acquired at the Age of 11. Learn more about Hayley's complicated PICC Line journey below: I had two PICC lines over a period of 4 months,...

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Allie's Incredible Lyme Journey

Allie's Incredible Lyme Journey

January 10, 2017 1 Comment

Allie William's Lyme disease journey is nothing short of inspirational. She went from experiencing inexplicable symptoms and repeatedly being told that there was nothing wrong with her, to finally receiving a correct diagnosis: Lyme disease. Allie is now undergoing treatment using a PICC Line, and loves her Care + Wear violet...

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Customer Interview: A day with AB

Customer Interview: A day with AB

December 08, 2016

Recently, we had the chance to sit down and chat with one of our amazing customers. She's been fighting lymphedema and we were so inspired by her story. Please see below for some tidbits from our catch up with her!  How has living with a PICC line been? It has...

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A Lot to be Thankful For

A Lot to be Thankful For

November 24, 2016

We wanted to write a quick blog post to say thank you to our entire community. You have helped us build an amazing brand and we wouldn't be here without your help and support. So today, we say thanks to all of you and want to share a little more...

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