Volunteers

Valuable
Outstanding
Loyal
Unique
Nice
Terrific
Encouraging
Enthusiastic
Remarkable
Sensational

   Ambassadors of Hope

We are seeking “Ambassadors of Hope” to volunteer in communities throughout the United States.  We will ask our Ambassador to reach out to their communities on a local level to help to implement our programs and services in their area.  Together we can make a difference!  For consideration please email us at: hope@peersupportnetwork.org

   Caregivers

When someone receives a cancer diagnosis life changes dramatically for them and for their loved ones.  Life also changes for the person who helps the patient get through the experience – – the caregiver.

The caregiver role in the patient’s care is vital.  Dependable, consistent, caregiver support is crucial to the physical and emotional well-being of someone fighting cancer.

Being a caregiver can be one of the toughest jobs imaginable.  It can be frustrating, terrifying, exhausting and overwhelming at times, but it can also be one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do!

Caregivers – The Heroes of Today

Who are the heroes of this world today?
If asked that question, what would you say?
Are they famous people, presidents and kings?
What to my life do these people bring?

Are they actors, singers, athletes or clowns?
Do they really have to be people of renown?

Who are the heroes of this world today?
If asked that question, what would I say?
Would I name someone who is mighty and strong,
About whose exploits, I would go on and on?

Would it be someone who’d done great deeds,
Whom the world applauds for their wonderful feats?

Who are my heroes of this world today?
I’ll try to answer that question this way.

My heroes are those who are mostly unknown.
And yes they have days when they moan and they groan.
But they don’t cut out when the going gets hard.
They dig in their heels and give of their heart.

They are husbands and wives, daughters and sons,
Struggling to do what needs to be done.
“She needs to be fed,” or “He needs to be changed.”
The world they live in, to others, is strange.

They are the caregivers, who travel this road.
The trials they’ve gone through have helped me to grow.
They are the ones who have learned how to cope.
From their experiences, I too can also draw hope.

Who are my heroes of this world today?
They are the caregivers, that’s what I’ll say.

-Jerry Ham