This Respite nourished
Kingsley’s body & soul

“It was a joy to sit around the
table with my family. “

This Respite Nourished Kingley’s Body & Soul

“It was a joy to sit around the table with my family.”

Our Cancer Journey

Kingsley is 52 years old and diagnosed with prostate cancer. He has not been able to work since his diagnosis, and his wife has been working in Vermont although the family lives in Pennsylvania. She can return home only every few weeks due to the cost of travel, and Kingsley’s son has been taking him to treatment. His wife’s employer has been trying to find her a job closer to home, but in the meantime, this family spends little time together as a whole, which is taking a toll on them.


Kingsley was nominated for an FPS Travel Respite by his oncology team at Redeemer Health because they know how much quality time will benefit this family who has been separated for too long!

Kingsley told us,

FPS is putting smiles on my face and my family’s faces! My wife works away from home and comes home when she can to care for me. She is trying to relocate her job so she can be my full time caregiver. My older son takes me to appointments and my other kids have to sometimes help as needed. It was hard to accept the cancer diagnosis in August of 2021 but my family has been so good to me.

This respite will help me take my mind off of this tragic disease, depression and stress. It will also help me bond with my family, get fresh air and experience a new environment.

On behalf of my family, we are grateful for the kind gesture given to us by the For Pete’s Sake family.  May God richly bless you all, the staff and members of For Pete’s Sake Family. My family and I can’t wait for this wonderful respite experience!”

Our Break From Cancer

Kingsley was gifted a Travel Respite to Woodloch Resort with his wife and their children! The family could not be more thankful for the chance to spend precious time together, uninterrupted.

Kingsley shared with us,

“I lost my appetite since my diagnosis and was rarely eating at home. My first dining experience at Woodloch changed everything and I began eating again. It was a joy to sit around the table with my family. We had great conversation and my appetite returned. The food nourished my body and my soul. I can’t wait to tell my doctors, as I am sure I put on some weight this week!”

 When asked to describe the respite in one word, Kingsley’s daughter said, “astonishing!” We are so glad this family was able to enjoy such special time together.

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