GYRIG - Caregiver Grants - Apps accepted thru 11/30

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GYRIG - Caregiver Grants - Apps accepted thru 11/30

Postby NWgirl » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:52 pm

Get Your Rear in Gear is once again accepting applications for caregivers grants - now through November 30, 2013. Here is a link - you can read about the program and apply -http://www.getyourrearingear.com/caregivers/

If you are fortunate enough to not need this program and would like to make a tax deductible donation, you can learn how to donate here too - it's a great group and a great program.
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Re: GYRIG - Caregiver Grants - Apps accepted thru 11/30

Postby NWgirl » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:01 am

Bumping up to make sure everyone has a chance to see this.
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Re: GYRIG - Caregiver Grants - Apps accepted thru 11/30

Postby SoConfused » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:54 am

This is a wonderful, generous program ... I am commenting to keep the post up so that more folks can benefit from this information.
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Re: GYRIG - Caregiver Grants - Apps accepted thru 11/30

Postby NWgirl » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:17 am

Bumping up. :-)
Belle - "Don't Retreat - Reload"DX 10/07 Stage III Rectal
Surgery 11/07; 27 of 38 nodes
Perm Colostomy 8/11
12/10 recurrence lungs & LN's
VATS Jan 2011
Radiation Oct 2013
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Re: GYRIG - Caregiver Grants - Apps accepted thru 11/30

Postby Kathryn in MN » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:57 pm

My husband was the recipient of one of these awards after I applied for him. My daughters helped out with being caregiver to me the first couple years, but he has been the sole caregiver for over 2 years now.
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Postby Staci's team » Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:22 am

Bumping it back up so more people have the opportunity to see this.
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Re: GYRIG - Caregiver Grants - Apps accepted thru 11/30

Postby NWgirl » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:20 am

Bumping up - still time to apply!
Belle - "Don't Retreat - Reload"DX 10/07 Stage III Rectal
Surgery 11/07; 27 of 38 nodes
Perm Colostomy 8/11
12/10 recurrence lungs & LN's
VATS Jan 2011
Radiation Oct 2013
Chemo for Life
2012 Colondar Model

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Re: GYRIG - Caregiver Grants - Apps accepted thru 11/30

Postby Kathleen808 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:20 am

NWGirl.

Thank you so much for telling us about this grant. I am so excited to have received a grant. I am going to spend it on ME! OK, I know that may sound crazy and selfish but it is for me so I am going to spend it guilt free. I know I can be a better caregiver to Dick and our daughter with special needs if a do something for myself.

Thank you!!!

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Re: GYRIG - Caregiver Grants - Apps accepted thru 11/30

Postby kirac » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:33 am

Apply!! I was lucky enough to get one and it made my week. It had been a bad day and I came home and opened the letter.
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Re: GYRIG - Caregiver Grants - Apps accepted thru 11/30

Postby NWgirl » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:24 am

Awesome! I'm so glad you both applied. I love Get Your Rear in Gear - they are a great organization. I'll try to keep on eye on their web-site and if/when they offer this program again, I'll get it posted here.
Belle - "Don't Retreat - Reload"DX 10/07 Stage III Rectal
Surgery 11/07; 27 of 38 nodes
Perm Colostomy 8/11
12/10 recurrence lungs & LN's
VATS Jan 2011
Radiation Oct 2013
Chemo for Life
2012 Colondar Model

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Re: GYRIG - Caregiver Grants - Apps accepted thru 11/30

Postby raeanne-ME » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:15 pm

Thank you thank you thank you for sharing this information. I nominated my mother, and just got a call from her that she received a grant check today. She was so thankful and surprised and just could hardly believe it. She deserves it so much and I am so pleased that she was awarded this grant.

I don't post often, but, I read everyone's stories, several times a day. You have helped me talk with my father about his Stage IV diagnosis, and have been so valuable in passing along tips, ideas, etc.

So, thank you. :)
Dad (56) diagnosed 10/2013 Stage IV
11/2013-4/2013 xel, rad, folfox
4/30-complications from surgery
Danced at his daughter's wedding 8/9/14
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