Very few people will be untouched by cancer. Cancer is a disease that shatters normalcy…in your thoughts, conversations, interactions and expectations. With the awareness that cancer is a disease with far reaching effects, a variety of support programs have sprung up. Most programs support the patient physically, emotionally and spiritually. Others assist the caregivers in understanding the needs of the patient. The common focus is on understanding cancer.
What remain untouched are the needs of the circle supporting and affected by the illness of a loved one. The purpose of the Domus Pacis Family Respite is to begin addressing those needs…primarily, the need to briefly escape from a life of cancer. It is our belief that by providing a carefree family vacation, a much needed harmony begins to flourish. Healing begins on many levels within all participants.
Given the time consuming nature of cancer treatment, the commitment to organizing a family get-away may be a low priority. Most of us are unsure about traveling with an ailing loved one. The additional financial stress may not allow most families to even dream that getting away has any possibility.
Domus Pacis Family Respite, Inc. of Summit County, Colorado can help make that dream a reality.