Warrior Care Box
Have you ever met someone and instantly knew that you were going to be friends forever? Or had an encounter with someone and you left so touched and encouraged that you couldn’t wait to see them again?
This happened to me this week. I met Lori Frey, the Founder of the Warrior Care Box program. Within minutes of her joining me for coffee, we were chatting like we had known each other for years. That is just an awesome feeling and one that we both felt was a spiritual based meeting.
Both of us have our faith as the foundation in everything we do. We proudly were the badges of being a Christian, wife, mother, sister and friend. Lori also adds cancer survivor to her badges of honor. Not just once, but two times she has heard those time stopping words.. “You have cancer”.
Warrior Care Box program grew from a single box that Lori received during her battle with Breast Cancer. This box became her focal point when things were bad and she didn’t know if she could keep going. Her thoughts, fears and prayers were recorded in her journal. Letters written to those that would be left behind if the cancer won.
Thankfully she did survive and has gone on to build a program to reach out to others walking the path behind her. A Warrior Care Box is a special keepsake box for anyone fighting a battle against cancer. It can be a place to keep cards, notes, gifts received but it seems to grow in to so much more than just a container for well wishes.
These boxes seem to help compartmentalize the cancer. Yes, the cancer consumes your life at that given moment but it doesn’t define you. It has to be packed away for even brief moments while you smile and enjoy the visits with your children, friends and family. It’s like a favorite blanket. You may choose to put it down for a short while but you know it’s there waiting.
So much love shows through Lori’s eyes as she talks about the stories and letters she has received from not only cancer patients, but from family members.
These boxes are starting to show up all over the USA. Lori and her band of volunteers have been attending cancer walks, awareness meetings and local gatherings to share the word.
Boxes can be purchased online at Warrior Care Box. Other items are being added to the online store as they are developed such as a T-shirt, Journal, Postcards and a bracelet. Boxes ship flat and can be assembled in three easy steps. Local pickups are available in the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Area.
If you would like Lori to speak at a function or if you would like to volunteer to help, you can email Lori at warriorcarebox.gmail.com or through the website.