Oncology Nurse Helps Patients Be Brave

July 15, 2019
Brielle Benyon

An oncology nurse started a grassroots campaign that brought together community members and patients on the oncology unit.

After being inspired by one of her patients, Harding Cranford, RN, OCN, an oncology nurse at the Levine Cancer Institute, wanted a way to connect the community with the patients she treated on the oncology unit.

So, the nurse started "Bravery Bags," a program where people can donate items to those going through cancer that can act as a pick-me-up during treatment. What started as a small grassroots campaign spanned into donations coming from across the nation, brightening the days of hundreds of patients.

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