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Uplifting Decals for Chemotherapy Infusion Bags

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You can’t have enough inspiration, prayer, or good thoughts as you make your way through chemotherapy and a life-changing diagnosis of cancer. Dhremo (Dream-O) Therapy IV decals are uplifting messages that transform intimidating chemotherapy IV infusion bags into bags of healing and hope!

Created by artist and sculptor, Marsha Hammond, Dhremo labels are a result of a conversation with a friend who urged her to look at her own chemo infusions as being full of light and love instead of IV bags with toxic sounding names, covered in caution stickers. With that in mind, Marsha “dreamed up” Dhremo labels, based on designs she found on old apothecary bottles.

With words like “Vitality Mixture,” “Hope Serum” and “Clarity Infusion,” Marsha’s labels helped her maintain a mindful, positive attitude during each chemo treatment. With each treatment, she printed Dhremo labels and gave them to her fellow chemo patients.

Chances are, you, or someone you know, could use lots of Dhremo labels. Here’s a link to Marsha’s Etsy site. At only $11 for five labels, you might want to buy lots of them. For every package of five, different Dhremo labels sold, Marsha donates $1 to a cancer support center or organization. This first year, the donation went to Hopewell Cancer Support in Baltimore, MD, which offers free yoga, qi gong, meditation and nutritional counseling for cancer patients and their families.

As a personal note to Marsha, 1010ParkPlace would like to suggest that you—and everyone you know—supports Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), the most fiscally responsible, innovative, successful cancer organization, looking for effective cures and treatment, on the planet.


12 Comments

  • barbarahammond November 27, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Thank you, Brenda, for sharing this information and supporting Marsha and Dhremo. It is such a creative idea and if there’s one thing Marsha has in spades it’s creativity. That she found a way to make chemo treatments a meditation still amazes me. xoxob

  • Jennifer Connolly November 27, 2015 at 9:41 am

    What a wonderful idea!! Our minds are such powerful components of our healing process. These are just brilliant!
    XX

    • Marsha Lynn Hammond February 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

      Thank you Jennifer! Agreed. We are our own most untapped resource. But hopefully that’s changing. 🙂

  • Generation Above Me November 27, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Oh, this is a great idea. Thanks for raising awareness about those fighting cancer and offering a spirit-lifting response.

    • Marsha Lynn Hammond February 4, 2016 at 11:15 am

      Thank you! Sometimes the darkest moments force us to really look for the light. Doing my part to bring that sentiment to others.

  • Andrea B. November 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Such a fantastic idea. Phenomenal. Love it so.

    • Marsha Lynn Hammond February 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

      Thanks Andrea!

  • Alana Mautone November 28, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    My best friend from childhood died from cancer in September. In her long months of chemo, she would have loved these labels. She used to dress in costumes for her chemo and post pictures on Facebook. I am more than happy to get the word out.

    • Marsha Lynn Hammond February 4, 2016 at 11:05 am

      Wow thanks Alana for sharing this. I love that she dressed in costume! My last chemo round was the day before Halloween so I dressed up as an over zealous decked out Race for the Cure runner. It was fun, and meaningful considering I was reaching the finish line that day myself. Here’s a really goofy picture of me in the Oncology unit in my costume…

  • Marsha Lynn Hammond February 4, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Brenda I cannot thank you enough for writing this beautiful article about me and Dhremo! I’m so honored to be featured on your amazing blog! I’d be happy to connect in the future should you want talk further or connect on future writings. And thanks for pointing me to SU2C! They seem fantastic!

    • 1010 Park Place February 5, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      You’re so very welcome, Marsha! For several years, I had the Top Breast Cancer Blog and only survivorship resource. My site, BreastCancerSisterhood.com is still online, although I no longer add content. Eleven years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had 10 surgeries and eight rounds of chemo, so I know what it’s like to celebrate the end of chemo. Actually, here’s a photo of me… much goofier than your photo. Long story behind it. Perhaps I’ll write a blog about that. Please keep me posted about you, your labels and your art. xoxox, Brenda

      • Marsha Lynn Hammond February 6, 2016 at 11:30 am

        That’s amazing! I love it! BreastCancerSisterhood is fantastic – what a great resource and space for healing! I’ll definitely keep you posted- thanks so much for your interest and support!

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