On a mission, and while still fighting cancer, Cathy became a pioneer in cancer support services. She established Cuddle My Kids, a non-profit to serve as an in-home, no-cost cancer support program. It offers enrichment and creative play to children who have a parent or caregiver in cancer treatment. Cuddle My Kids really took off and, today, serves thousands of cancer patients and their children. Today, it’s held up as a model for other cancer support programs.
But Cathy didn’t stop there: she wanted to help people even more. While she was building Cuddle My Kids, she studied a number of modalities in the alternative medical field, having found them helpful in conjunction with her medical treatments. She became both a certified Life Coach and a certified Energy Medicine Practitioner. Cathy used these healing techniques to successfully deal with the problems that arose from her breast cancer —problems like anxiety and depression, even PTSD.