Cristin and her family

got their wish!

“My wish is that this respite will give

my family and me a fresh start.””

Cristin and Her Family got their Wish!

“We laughed a lot, more than we have in a long time! It was exactly what we needed as a family.”

Our Cancer Journey

Life changed drastically for the Chalfant family received the news of wife and mother, Cristin’s cancer diagnosis in April of 2019. Extensive doctors’ appointments followed, with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Cristin’s nominator from Lankenau Medical Center told us, “Cristin has handled this situation with such grace. Cristin deserves this respite with her family. The treatment has long and grueling. She needs this opportunity to return to regain her normal to reconnect with her family and move into survivorship.”

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Our Break From Cancer

After being put on hold due to the suspension of our travel program in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cristin, her husband, Kevin, and their two children, William (age six) and Olivia (age four) had the chance to travel on respite to Woodloch Resort in the Pocono Mountains region of PA. Before her respite, Cristin told us, “My wish is that this respite will give my family and me a fresh start.” After a week of outdoor fun and a tremendous amount of laughter and joy, it’s safe to say the Chalfants are refreshed and rejuvenated for what’s to come next. Cristin wanted her children to see her in an environment that doesn’t revolve around cancer. She told us, “They have been so patient throughout this journey and feel like they’ve benefited so much by having the chance to spend carefree time together as a family.”

Thank you to our travel partner, Woodloch Resort for making the Chalfants’ wishes come through by helping us to provide this much-needed break from cancer!

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Our Travelers take a break from what life with cancer has become with doctor visits, surgery, tests and treatment. Through a unique gift of time together, they create priceless magical, memorable moments, experience immeasurable joy amidst devastating crisis, confront cancer hardships together and find emotional healing, hope and happiness during an uncertain and tumultuous time.

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