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Join us in our dedicated fight against C. diff. and help us continue our mission of educating, and advocating for C. difficile infection prevention, treatments, and environmental safety and saving lives worldwide

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Partners In Hope For the Holidays Worldwide

Have you or a loved one has been affected by a catastrophic illness or in the fight of combating a C.diff. infection, or any long-term illness?

This holiday season might not feel like the “most wonderful time of the year.”

Instead of joy, one may be struggling with sadness or anxiety trying to understand that  spending the holidays in the traditional, old fashion ways is a challenge. There may be worries about money, time, or energy to partake in the holidays.

There are ways to help make the most of the holiday season.

Begin with setting realistic goals, starting new holiday traditions, and calling for help when it is needed most are the first steps in helping to cope. Below are several tips from mental health experts that will be useful to anyone while fighting any illness.

Set Realistic Goals: This may not be the best holiday but with a positive outlook, and the support of family and friends, one can still make the most of it. Adapting to setbacks after or during an illness can cause stress, anxiety, and sadness. Try to be realistic about gift-giving and affordability and what can be done around the holidays, and share your thoughts with friends and family. Being honest about feelings and the present circumstances can help you better cope and give everyone the chance to have a better understanding. Make time to have a conversation will be very beneficial. Enjoy sharing the holidays, make  precious moments into wonderful memories.

Start New Traditions: If you are celebrating the holidays away from your own home or away from loved ones, start a new tradition to help yourself and your family adjust to the changes. Activities like singing holiday songs or reading books aloud can help you maintain a positive outlook. Trying something new can create positive results. The new traditions will help create something special.

Surround Yourself with Support: The holidays can be a difficult for adults and children. When an individual is feeling down, lacking energy, in pain, combating an infection of any kind – one tends to isolate themselves. Do the best to avoid too much alone time, and talk to someone about how you are feeling. You are not alone and there are local numbers available in all areas to call for confidential crisis counseling and emotional support.

CONTACT USA (CUSA) is a network of crisis intervention helpline centers across the nation providing help by telephone and online chat for those in need of help.   http://www.contact-usa.org/programs.html

Treat Yourself with Care: It is important to pay attention to your own needs and feelings. Doing so will help you cope with stress caused by the holidays. If you are a parent or caregiver, it is important for you to take care of your needs first. Then you will be better able to take care of those who depend on you.

Reach Out for Help: Recovery takes time after any illness – it is common to feel a lot of different emotions – anger, sadness, anxiety, confusion, guilt, and bitterness during and after suffering from a long term illness.

Take it one-day-at-a-time………. live life in the moment and take it one step at a time.

Veronica “Raunnie” Edmond, Author, Health Coach, C.diff. And Breast Cancer Survivor Raises CDI Awareness

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Veronica “Raunnie” Edmond, Author, Health Coach,
C Diff Foundation Volunteer Patient Advocate, C. diff. and
Stage 3 Breast Cancer Survivor joined us on
September 20th, 2016, at the
4th Annual International Raising C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.

Veronica bravely shared her tormenting, painful experience encountered with a C. difficile infection while simultaneously undergoing  treatment for Breast Cancer.

We are grateful for her full recovery from this life-threatening diagnosis and infection and for the positive attitude Veronica has in promoting breast health, wellness, and raising C.diff. awareness.

Thank you Veronica and to all fellow C.diff.  Survivors  www.cdiffsurvivors.org  sharing their inspirational journey

“No one can do this alone ~ All of us can do this together.”

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Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on the year’s blessings, reconnect with family, share a big meal and sometimes get indigestion. Often times, the overindulgence of a variety of foods may cause an upset stomach or stomach bug.

To be blunt, the rapid expansion of the stomach and foods rich in creams, sugar, and fat can cause gas, bloating and diarrhea. In most cases, the stomach discomfort is temporary and, with over-the-counter medicine, the symptoms are gone.

When should you be concerned, if the usual remedies are ineffective to control diarrhea?

One of the answers is when the pain from diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever is so severe that it lands you in the emergency room. In Veronica “Raunnie” Edmond’s case, she was already hospitalized during her second round of chemotherapy for an aggressive form of stage 3 breast cancer.

Please click on the link below to be redirected to this most admirable story shared by Veronica with Marie Y. Lemelle, Contributing Columnist at Wave Newspapers

http://wavenewspapers.com/health-matters-a-case-of-diarrhea-that-almost-turned-deadly/

 

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Marie Y. Lemelle, MBA, a public relations consultant, is the owner of Platinum Star PR and can be reached on Twitter @PlatinumStar, or Instagram @PlatinumStarPR. Send “Health Matters” related questions to healthmatters@wavepublication.com and look for her column in The Wave.

A Time To Reflect and Give Thanks

 

 

 

 

Dear Members, Followers, and Visitors,

It’s hard to believe another  year has caught up with us and here we are preparing for the
Thanksgiving holiday and reflecting upon the days that have passed by in 2016.

During this year we have been expanding across  the nation and reaching far away lands
meeting great people like you who are devoted to “Raising C. diff. Awareness” with
the C Diff Foundation.  “Thank you for joining us.”

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We want to extend our gratitude to you and everyone for the very warm welcome this past
year.  In our travels, and communication we get to discover many organizations doing really good work. The ones that are successful have a unique mission and a clear understanding of how to carry out that mission.  Some organizations, however, rise above the rest and just seem to possess special ingredients not found in the others.

 

The C Diff Foundation is one of these exceptional organizations, and its special ingredients
are what makes us so proud to be a part. The first of these is our outreach programs. Offering patients and their families avenues to gain support and information is vital and greatly needed during a C. diff. infection and during the recovery time from a C. diff. infection.

The second special ingredient is the dedicated volunteering members and staff around the globe,  most of whom have been faithfully serving our Foundation since the formation in 2012.  “Thank you for all you do for the good of others.”

The third special ingredient is you and all the Volunteer Patient Advocates worldwide with the financial supporters who see to it that our mission continues spreading with promoting the “Raising C. diff. Awareness” program along with the many programs in place to make you and your communities stronger than ever in C. diff. infection prevention, treatment , support, information, and environmental safety products available.  We are truly grateful.

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As we work together today, and in the coming  year, seeking opportunities to bring hearts to a mend through the C. diff. Global Community Support Program, we hope to speak with you by telephone via: Teleconferencing sessions or in person at a local event.  We are in the process of scheduling support sessions  worldwide right now, so please let us know if you are interested in participating by contacting us by phone or through the website.

There are tele-conference sessions hosted monthly by
Dr. Caterina Oneto, MD and Dr. Paul Feuerstadt, MD to discuss the Who, What, Where of
C. diff. infections, and additional sessions offered throughout the month
to discuss financial support, pharmaceutical information, bereavement, anxiety and
depression, nutrition, and general information sessions to speak with others who
truly understand the diagnosis and able to discuss how to work through it.

Register for a free support session by calling the
Nationwide Hot-line 1-844-FOR-CDIF or by accessing the registration page on the website

https://cdifffoundation.org/cdiff-global-community-support-program-%e2%99%a5/

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We also encourage you to introduce others to the C Diff Foundation Nationwide Hot-Line available: 1-844-FOR-CDIF for information and support.

 

 

“Support is only a phone call away”

 

As we come together with friends, family, and strangers–  let us reflect on our own thoughts and reflections of gratitude and let us light a candle to signify “hope” – the shining light that we see in the shadows when turmoil and struggles occur.

The days may becoming shorter during the winter months on the horizon but our light of “hope” for better health and stronger days has never shown brighter than today.

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Thank you for sharing the C Diff Foundation’s gifts with others worldwide.

“None of us can do this alone – All of us can do this together!”

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November 29th Is Giving Tuesday – A Global Day Of Giving and Your Support Grows and Strengthens the C Diff Foundation

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#GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday Is a global day dedicated to giving back.

On Tuesday, November 29th , 2016  Charities, Families, Businesses, Community centers, and Students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

 

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#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, with a team of influential and founding partners together launched a global movement that has engaged over 10,000 organizations worldwide.

Remember the C Diff Foundation in your Giving Tuesday efforts. Your gift is tax deductible and it will support patients touched by the life-threatening C. diffiicle infection,  their families, communities and the many  programs dedicated in Raising C. diff. Awareness™   by providing information and support — from villages to cities — worldwide.

We appreciate you and all that you do for the good of others.

To Donate please visit  the C Diff Foundation Website   www.cdifffoundation.org

and choose the tab at the top of the page —

https://cdifffoundation.org/donate/

 

Thank you for your continued support and we are grateful for your generosity.

Simple and Basic Vegetable Soup Recipe Because “Soup Is Good Food”

Simple & Basic Vegetable Soup

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter

2 large carrots, peeled and diced

3 stalks celery, diced

1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped, juice reserved

1 teaspoon dried parsley or fresh parsley

2 quarts Beef broth OR Vegetable broth OR Chicken broth

DIRECTIONS:

In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter.

ADD the carrots and celery to the melted butter and cook until semi-soft.

Stir in tomatoes with their juice, and  parsley.

Pour in beef OR vegetable OR chicken  broth.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, until vegetables are tender and flavors are well blended.

OPTIONS:

Add 1/2 cup of dry uncooked pasta noodles of choice to the broth and vegetables and cook for 20 minutes until soft

Add 1 cup of cooked chicken cut into cubes for added nutrition (protein) OR cooked beef cut into cubes/small pieces for added nutritional value.

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♥ Father’s Day ♥    is June 19th and your support is as easy as shopping at smile.amazon.com in support of the C Diff Foundation.

Support us when you shop for Father’s Day by
Clicking on the AmazonSmile Father’s Day Link and you will  be redirected to the AmazonSmile Website:

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Find a wonderful gift for you and  your family members and provide support by participating in the AmazonSmile Program.

Join us in our dedicated fight against C. diff. and help us continue our mission of educating, and advocating for C. difficile infection prevention, treatments, support, and environmental safety and saving lives worldwide

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