4 Your Community: Survivor creates cancer care packages

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 29, 2015)-- An Indianapolis woman who beat cancer still visits oncologists and doctors, but it’s not always for herself.

Lisa Shivers was diagnosed with Lymphoma in November 2014.

“I went through eight months of chemotherapy and I learned a lot along the way,” said Shivers.

Shivers learned a body goes through big changes during chemotherapy, like having a more sensitive mouth and weakened immune system.

It was during her treatments Shivers discovered the products that worked best for her.

“I’ve got a medicated lip balm,” said Shivers pointing to products in a pink bag.  “I’ve got non-alcoholic mouth wash.”

Then, one time during one of her hospital visits, someone gave her a small gift. Shivers got the idea to give to other cancer patients a free bag of items that worked for her.  Her idea is now called the Lisa Project.

“I get a lot of tears of joy, a lot of surprises, a lot of what do I owe you,” said Shivers. “It’s nothing like that. You owe me (to) get better.”

Shivers is in remission, and continues to donate the small pink bags of hygiene products to Indianapolis area patients.

“It just feels really good to make a patient smile,” said Shivers.

Shivers started a crowdfunding page, where donors also get a pink t-shirt thanking them for their support of the Lisa Project.

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