Living with the Fear of Cancer
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Every breast cancer survivor lives in fear once they hear, “You Have Cancer.”
Much like a war veteran who returns from battle to discover they are affected by a condition known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), survivors also find PTSD a common condition.
About 82.5% of women have PTSD symptoms after breast cancer diagnosis. Survivors who are fortunate enough to afford mental health therapy, have a greater chance of managing the emotional effects of fighting cancer. Those who do not, often find themselves caught in a downward spiral of depression and fear. Dealing with a traumatic change from health to disease often leaves victims overwhelmed, exhausted and financially devastated.
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When treatment has ended its easy to assume one might believe they will be jumping for joy, but joy is a feeling that is too often out of reach.
That’s the time, Send Me On Vacation shines a light on the lives of survivors by providing healing vacations to rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit.
Send Me On Vacation, INC (SMOV) is an all-volunteer 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that focuses on resourced based giving. The group’s mission addresses the emotional healing aspects of recovering from breast cancer by sending recipients in need on healing vacations to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. The vacation is used as a catalyst between surviving treatment and becoming a thriving survivor.
SMOV has sent hundreds of underserved survivors on healing vacations in the past six years from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Vacation options include group therapy vacations, freestyle family vacations, and end of life vacations. SMOV is a resource focused program that combines donations from the travel and tourism industry with financial contributions to create a transformative experience that has the ability to change lives, one vacation at a time!