After her son Julian was diagnosed with childhood cancer in 2019 and died in 2020, Jennifer Bridges, founder of Embrace Compassion, decided to honor his memory by making life brighter for kids with cancer. She and her family opened their farm to local families with a child in treatment, gifting them a break from trauma, a chance to play and just be kids.
Now Candlelighters is working with Jennifer to introduce more families – in treatment and bereavement – to this special space of healing, Pearl Street Urban Farm in Sherwood, OR. Families through all walks of the cancer journey are encouraged to join: families in treatment, beyond treatment, and in bereavement.
Families beyond treatment or in bereavement are welcome to come volunteer and learn from urban farmers and mentors. Working together on garden tasks, our farmhands will engage in conversation, laughter, and learning. Most of the time, each family will be on-site at one time, maintaining familial pods.Those interested in volunteering, sign up here.
You may also email Lisa@candlelightersoregon.org with questions.