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Fuzzy socks and a matching haircut for a team member with cancer

November 18, 2021

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The staff of WellSpan Cardiology - Lebanon wore matching T-shirts and provided fuzzy socks, visits and encouragement for team member Kasara Boltz when she was undergoing cancer treatment. Ashley Weidman even cut her hair in solidarity.

The staff of WellSpan Cardiology - Lebanon wore matching T-shirts and provided fuzzy socks, visits and encouragement for team member Kasara Boltz when she was undergoing cancer treatment. Ashley Weidman even cut her hair in solidarity.

Who: The team at WellSpan Cardiology - Lebanon

What: When physician office assistant Kasara Boltz was diagnosed with lymphoma in August 2020, she had to be hospitalized for chemotherapy treatments. She lost her hair. She was overwhelmed and anxious.

Her team members at WellSpan Cardiology - Lebanon showed their support in a variety of awesome ways.

They put together a care box for her chemo stays, including snacks, a blanket, and fuzzy socks. Providers visited her in the hospital. They started a GoFundMe page to raise money to help her meet expenses during her time off from work.

They had matching T-shirts made that said, “In this family, no one fights alone.” 

And when Kasara had to cut her thinning hair, office manager Ashley Weidman decided to cut hers too, in solidarity

A grateful Kasara said, “Going through cancer is tough. Going through it while a pandemic is going on made it even more difficult. But there was not one day where I felt alone.”

Words to live by: “Kasara is such an amazing person,” Ashley said. “All we could think about was how we would feel if we were in her shoes and how awful it would be to go through something like that alone. We all wanted to help her feel a little bit less lonely as she faced her challenges. I think everyone just wanted to help her get through her time of struggle in any way that we could. We appreciate her, and she inspires many of us.”