A VA Cancer Survivor Creates Support Bags For Other Teens!


A Virginia cancer survivor is trying to make treatment easier for others. Nikki Ferraro was 17 years old when she was diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer. She then found out there weren’t enough support resources geared toward teens with the disease, so she decided to do something about it.

She came up with the idea to hand out support bags to teens in the hospital after spending so much time there herself.

So these goodie bags are designed with teens in mind. They each include;

  • A stress ball
  • An adult coloring books
  • Journal
  • Sudoku book


Eight years after that first idea her organization — Bite Me Cancer! — has taken off.

It hands out bags to patients at 115 hospitals in 45 states.

Ferraro said in those moments she feels like her battle with thyroid cancer was worth it.

Source: NBC 4

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