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National Rubber Ducky Day January 13

According to a 1973 Sesame Street calendar, Rubber Duckie’s Birthday is January 13 so around the country it’s National Rubber Ducky Day! A friend of Ernie and Big Bird, Duckie made his debut in a February 1970 episode. Rubber Duckys have a long and respected history in the world of children, and most of us remember …

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Silent company

Sometimes silent company is all a cancer patient needs. Shelli would often fall asleep after we arrived. I think it was a feeling of not being alone, safe because someone was there. If the patient appears to be in and out of sleep, that is okay. They will know they are not alone. Often patients don’t have …

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There’s a duck in Kit

We include a mini duck in our Kits reminding us of Shelli’s duckface fun and representing the importance of staying connected with others. Treatment day meant duckface day for Shelli posting a duckface on Facebook and Instagram. Friends, extended family, other cancer patients and new friends made would post images creating fun vibes. This was an …

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