Many have asked how they can help out in this time, offering to drop off some food or send flowers to Kathleen. And while the thought is greatly appreciated, those two options are a bit impractical for a few reasons.
- The current pandemic makes in-person visitation a challenge
- Anthony and Kathleen’s home in Monument is likely not very close to anyone wanting to make & drop off food in person anyway
- Kathleen has allergies and some of the bouquets that have already been delivered by close family have caused sinus issues 🙁
Therefore, in lieu of flowers, perhaps consider one of the following alternative contributions, though certainly none is necessary.
Direct to Kathleen & Family
If you were thinking of sending / bringing flowers or food, then perhaps a gift card makes sense. Most can be easily purchased online and will be used to buy household supplies, home /gardening materials or groceries.
The majority of her shopping is done at these stores:
To send a note or gift card via email, Anthony@PerpetuallyOnline.com will forward to the family.
Support an Organization that
You may also consider making a donation in Anthony’s name to one of these fine organizations that provided support to Anthony and his family during his battle with cancer.
The University of Colorado Hospital / UCHealth
The University of Colorado Hospital is a not-for-profit organization that depends on donations from individuals, families, corporations and foundations to ensure its continued excellence in patient care, education for healthcare professionals and research.
Anthony received excellent treatment from world-class healthcare workers within the UCHealth medical group. He was never shy about expressing his gratitude toward the many doctors, nurses, PAs and other staff who worked tirelessly to examine, diagnose & treat his cancer and other related health issues. In fact, he credited his team at the University of Colorado Hospital for extending his life by many months, providing him more time with his family – which is what he wanted most at the end of his life.
Patient AirLift Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that arranges free air transportation for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up who cannot afford or are unable to fly commercially.
PALS graciously provided free flights for Anthony and Kathleen to/from New York City when he was being evaluated for surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.