Chemo Care Packages for Breast Cancer Patients

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Dr. Svahn’s breast cancer patients have been given a wonderful gift thanks to the generosity and thoughtfulness of two sisters, Whitney and Zoe Ramia.

Both sister’s have attended Northgate High School in Walnut Creek where the senior project inspired an opportunity to give a little comfort to individuals beginning breast cancer treatment. In 2010 their mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and received a chemo care package from a friend. It stuck in the families mind as a thoughtful and comforting gift. When Whitney entered into her senior year she knew that she wanted to replicate the feeling of love and comfort that her mother had when receiving that care package. So, in 2015 she set up a fundraiser to sell bracelets in order to gather funds to create her very own chemo care packages. Along with this venture she asked Dr. Svahn to be her mentor for her senior project paper and pass the care packages out to her breast cancer patients. When her project was finished she was able to create 12 gift bags for breast cancer patients. Zoe-chemo-care-packages Two years later, when Zoe entered her senior year, she vowed to one-up her sister. Dr. Svahn was also the mentor for Zoe’s senior project and agreed again to pass any chemo care packages out to her patients. Zoe set up a go-fund me account and raised over $1,000 in her first week. With that money, she made 100 bags for Dr. Svahn’s patients.

These Chemo Care Packages Include;

  • Coloring book
  • Colored Pencils & a sharpener
  • Scarf
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Lemon Drops
  • Gum
  • Lotion
  • Chapstick
These items are packaged in beautiful bags with tissue paper with care. The Ramia sisters have created a lasting impression of comfort on so many breast cancer patients with their beautiful project. Now Zoe is off to college to pursue a degree in biology with a pre-med interest. Tags: