Alli’s Journey Comfort Bags
Alli’s Journey supplies internally created Comfort Bags to young adult cancer patients beginning their treatment. These comfort bags include a variety of items meant to support, educate and comfort the young adult cancer patient. Our volunteers are continuously working on securing donations for the bags and filling them with various items, such as toiletries, books, etc. The bags have been distributed at Princess Margaret Hospital and Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto!
Alli’s Journey has filled a very important gap in AYA cancer care by providing all younger adults with comfort bags at the time of their diagnosis. Given that a cancer diagnosis is often unexpected by our patients, the comfort bags provide helpful gear to make the hospital experience significantly easier. Younger adults are so thankful for these and I regularly encounter patients in hospital visits following continuing to use items from the bag.Laura Mitchell, RN, MN, CON(c)Clinical Nurse Specialist, AYA Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre