If you or a loved one has ever undergone cancer treatment, then you understand
the relief, exhaustion and emotions that pour out upon completion of treatment.
At the CaroMont Cancer Center, patients ring our Victory Bell at the end
of treatment to celebrate their incredible strength. To help your loved
one really remember this special moment, consider some of the following
options to make the Victory Bell celebration a true occasion.
Most of our patients are excited for photographic evidence that treatment
is complete. However, some are not feeling camera ready. For those patients
that do not want their photo taken, consider making an audio recording
of the ring, or perhaps get a photo of just the bell. Any of these options
can be a reminder that this chapter is closed and there are better days ahead.
Our patients are always excited, but also exhausted. Lifting their spirits
through silly hats, colorful leis and other party store finds can bring
smiles and an elevated spirit to the celebration.
Is there anything more encouraging than a true cheering section? Signage,
no matter how big or small, can communicate your sentiments and make your
loved one feel like the true champion they are.
Make a Playlist
Celebrations need music! Why not send your loved one out of the clinic
door to their favorite song? Or, think about having inspiring songs they
love ready to go for the ride home.
Invite the Care Team
Caring for your loved one is our job, but it is one every oncology clinician
feels passionate about. Your fight is our fight and we would love nothing
more than to celebrate the end of this chapter with you.
Your loved one has been through a lot. While it may be nice to have accessories,
signage or playlists, the most important piece of a successful Victory
Bell ceremony is YOU. Allow the Victory Bell to ring for your survivor
but also know your role in the fight is worthy of celebration.
Still need ideas on meaningful ways to mark the occasion? Our CaroMont
Cancer Center staff would be happy to assist. Ask your Nurse Navigator
about the ceremony or any other questions you may have about
treatment at the CaroMont Cancer Center.