LMS LIFELINE BUDDY PROGRAM
for Patients and Caregivers
The NLMSF LifeLine Buddy Program offers one -on-one
support for an LMS patient/survivor or caregiver. Being
paired with someone who has been in a similar phase of
the LMS diagnosis/treatment journey can be a “lifeline”
to help build courage, strength, resilience.
Through the NLMSF , the LMS LifeLine Buddy volunteers
want to “pay it forward” for the sake of the LMS Community.
This program has been ongoing and appreciated by patients and
LMS LifeLine Buddies cannot offer medical advice, but
rather, offer “armchair support” via telephone or virtual meet up,
to share perspectives from similar experiences. LifeLine
Buddies are good listeners and want to provide a shoulder
of support. Knowing you are not alone in the LMS journey can
be an invaluable source of comfort.
The NLMSF is always with you. You can reach the Foundation
any time of the day or night – 24/7. The contact number is on
the NLMSF website
If you would like to learn more about this The LMS LIFELINE
BUDDY PROGRAM and participate as someone in need of a
Buddy or be a Buddy volunteer, please contact Annie Achee
Focus areas of discussion include:
- What is important to experience after treatment with continued support of the oncology care team?
- Perspectives on how to shape “what’s next” – what should be the next steps in rebuilding quality of life after treatment has ended?
- Impact of Survivorship Care Planning after treatment.
- Integrative Medicine involvement in building such a Plan.
Sharing perspectives on what is working for you and learning from
each other will be inspiring and empowering! We invite you to also visit our special website focused specifically on survivorship: Life Change – A New Normal.
Our network meets by conference call on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm ET. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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