As a someone who practiced yoga intensively while my husband, Todd, endured his 8 year long battle against cancer, I always have a sense of connection to the Grant Recipients who request yoga classes.
When Todd was first diagnosed back in 2004, I found a yoga class that provided me a physical and mental well being that was so necessary for a Caregiver. In fact, it is because of my experience with yoga that Seas It created the Caregiver Grant Program in addition to our Patient Grant Program. After all, if I wasn’t in a good place physically or mentally, how could I take care of Todd?
80% of the Patient and Caregiver Grant Requests we receive are for yoga classes or yoga studio memberships. That’s a very high percentage and speaks volumes to how beneficial yoga can be for cancer patients and caregivers.
Recently, Michelle, a young woman battling breast cancer, came to me with her Patient Grant Application. When we first chatted, Michelle wasn’t really sure what she wanted to do with her Seas It Grant. We talked about a few ideas but we kept going back to yoga. She found great comfort in taking classes at Shore Point Fitness Yoga. We discussed the benefits of yoga especially during and in between chemotherapy treatments. With help from Sarah and Jennifer at Shore Point Fitness, Seas It was able to provide Michelle with a year of yoga classes.
I was so thrilled to receive this photo of Michelle today. Michelle – you are looking strong and radiant and we are in your corner! Thank you for sharing your story with us and allowing Seas It to help you.