Welcome to The UpLift Kit
If you have found yourself here, you are probably a chemotherapy patient or you know someone who is going through it.
Going through chemotherapy can be so restrictive. You get handed a long list of things you can no longer use or enjoy.
Wondering where to find suitable products or gifts for a chemotherapy patient? Or looking for more information on the chemotherapy journey?
Welcome to The UpLift Kit…
The UpLift Kit is an eCommerce service and blog designed by a former chemotherapy patient for other chemotherapy patients in Ireland.
I’m Zita and I conceived of and founded The UpLift Kit as I was starting to recover from active cancer treatment in Dublin.
I was 38 when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and it came as a complete shock. It was February 2020 and within a few weeks, Ireland went into the first Covid-19 lockdown. By the time I had my first chemotherapy infusion in March 2020, I was cocooning from friends and family and on sick leave from work.
Over the next year, I underwent chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgeries. All while isolated from my support network. But I am one of the lucky ones. In March 2021, I was given the all-clear. I still have one more surgery to go, but I’m not worrying about that these days!
I recognise how lucky I am. My support network went above and beyond to support, comfort and uplift me from a distance. I want everyone to have that. So here we are! The UpLift Kit is about paying it forward. It will provide products and a gifting service suitable for chemotherapy patients in Ireland, connecting, supporting and uplifting chemotherapy patients and their support network. A ‘one stop shop’…
Please contact me with any suggestions for products or blog posts. Cancer and chemotherapy can be such a terrifying and isolating time for everyone it touches. It’s also a unique experience, so coming together to collectively share our own journeys and provide solutions to others going through it is crucial. Enter The UpLift Kit Blog! A space to share information.
I’m all about communication. I think it’s an important part of the cancer journey to discuss it openly and process it.
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The UpLift Kit will hopefully provide us all with some way of bridging the isolation gap, connecting with each other in a meaningful way and generally uplifting each other.
Wishing you the very best on your own journey wherever you are as you read this.
Thank you for being here!