HUG Charleston became aware of a three time cancer survivor, Lee Rhodes, who shines a little light on how difficult it can be to handle the burdens of chemotherapy, raising children and paying bills all while managing to retain some semblance of a "pre-diagnosis" life.
The monetary strain from treatment can make even the most basic of needs impossible to maintain. However, Rhodes has come up with a way to mix art and love into a solution. Glassybaby was born when she herself needed a little light to shine during chemotherapy and it is now an organization that has given over $890,000 to assist cancer fighters with everyday living costs that might become overwhelming.
Rhodes will be in Charleston South Carolina supporting Roper Hospital on May 10th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Governor Thomas Bennett House located at 69 Barre Street. Ten percent of proceeds from this event will go directly to Roper Hospital to assist cancer patients with day to day costs.