Couples Retreat Announced !

Thanks to some generous donors we are able to offer our first ever Couple Retreat! To be held December 12-14, 2019 in Salt lake City.

The approximate cost is $100 per person. (That cost is based on the room you select. The range is $85 -$120 per person. First come, first serve) All other costs (except travel) are covered by our very generous donors.

The basic schedule is as follows:

Thursday, December 12

6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Check In/Snack

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome/ Instructional Time

9:00 pm -11:00 pm Free Time (Jacuzzi, movies, games, snacks ,other)

Friday, December 13

7:30 am – 8:15 am Breakfast

8:30 am – 12:00 pm Instructional Time/Break/Activity

12:00 pm -12:45 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Instructional time/Break/Activity

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Professional Photos

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Candlelight Dinner

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Free Time  (Jacuzzi, movies, games, snacks ,other)

Saturday, December 14

7:30 am – 8:15 am Breakfast

8:30 am – 12:00 pm Instructional Time/Break/Activity

12:00 pm -12:45 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Instructional time/Break/Activity

Space is very limited, so if you are interested at all please contact us at info@empoweredsurvival.org

November is National Family Caregivers Month

This annual observance honors the nearly 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

Those of us who have been served by loving family and friends during cancer treatments and the subsequent healing period feel great gratitude for the loving care they provide.

Today I want to give a shout out to the many people in my life who gave me love and care during 4 surgeries, 6 chemo treatments, 35 radiation treatments, numerous test and biopsies and endless days of recovery.

Neighbors and family who cooked, cleaned, drove, shopped, provided childcare and listened. Others hanging with me in waiting rooms and chemo treatment rooms, pushing my wheel chair so I could get out of the house for a bit, sent me cards, flowers, gifts, wigs and scarves. A choice few who came and just sat and talked with me or sang beautiful songs to comfort me or brought me particular foods to satisfy my weird cravings. The list really goes on and on. I wanted to list names but realized that would be impossible to list everyone. My heart is full as I think of the many kindness and acts of love that were extended to me.

Cancer is never experience by JUST the person with the disease but rather something the entire family experience. How grateful I am to the wonderful neighbors who supported and comforted my family…especially my children.