Lisa Miller is a dedicated part of the Chemo Pal Program at the Children's Cancer Association. She began volunteering for the Children's Cancer Association because she was searching for a volunteer experience that was with children and was hands on.
As a Pediatric Chemo Pal Mentor, Lisa helps children and teens break through the isolation, chaos and loneliness of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. This volunteer program's purpose is to provide a supportive relationship, ensuring that each child maintains self-esteem and confidence throughout the emotionally isolating and physically difficult cancer treatment.
She also provides support and guidance through dependable visits in the midst of the battle against cancer. She participates in visits at the hospitals, clinic, and in the home in order to play games, take walks, read, do art projects or share hobbies with the child or teen that she has been placed with.
Lisa has been matched with seven-year-old Lemuel since July of 2007. She dedicates about six hours every month spending time with him. Some of their favorite activities include going to movies, painting and doing anything Scooby Doo related.
Lisa is a cancer survivor herself and wanted to brighten the experience for a child going through treatment.