I had been wracking my brain what to send along as a care package for him. I looked online and nothing seemed fitting for his personality.
Then I got an idea! My Dad is a gazillion miler on more than a handful or airlines. Having worked in Hong Kong, Sydney, Brussels, and a billion more places all very far away.
I thought hmmmm "an 8 hour Chemo session in a La-Z-Boy would be similar to a transatlantic flight!"
So I whipped up a little tongue-in-cheek parody logo and Chemo Airlines was born!
I went to Target and got all the things one would find in a First Class amenity kit and a few more. Lotion, handwipes, tooth brush + tooth paste, slippers, eye mask, complimentary nuts, mouthwash, bag to put everything in ... then a DVD player and DVD for the "inflight movie"
I created labels for each item and covered up the original packaging with new Chemo Airlines labels. Here's a photo so you can see:
If you look on the right, you can also see a hat that I ironed on the logo using inkjet printable iron on sheets which I cut using a 1" circle punch.
I also included a luggage tag for the bag that says "I'm Flying Chemo Airlines"
To top it all off I altered a safety card that I found online and adjusted:
Although this care package won't make the treatment any easier at least we can have a little laugh and some fun. We're learning from our friend Sean, cancer doesn't like it when you have a laugh!
Here's to you Dad! Love you!!!
Dad will really get a kick out of this. Please let us know his reaction!! And an update on his progress.
I wish that I could have had this 3 years ago when my mother was going through her treatment for lung cancer. She had chemo, radiation and then surgery and as of this day she is cancer free. I will keep your dad in my prayers as I know how hard this is. I held my mothers hand through the whole process and you are so very right that cancer does not like us to laugh. Blessings to you and your entire family!!!
I hope everyone with a family member or friend that is going through chemo uses this idea.
Best wishes to you, your father, and your family.
thanks for sharing it everyone~!~
he'll be having chemo 6 days on then 6 days off etc until October + radiation at the same time. Since they can't do surgery they are going to blast this cancer away!
so he'll be needing lots of things to pass the time + make it more comfortable!:
YES, cancer does not like it when you laugh and when you are strong. These are the things that make cancer shrivel up and die. Stay strong! MANY HUGS!
Thank You & God Bless your family.
Thank you for all your inspiration (I'm enjoying a lot your class at BigPicture Scrapbooking)
hope you are well!
So sorry about your Dad, but I know he will pass this and will be healthy again very soon.
~ Gabriela ~
What a clever way to deal with your worry...nothing helps things get better than a little humor....well, not really better, but manageable maybe. I hope that all goes well for him.