Cleaners aid women with cancer
January 24, 2011
MARYSVILLE, CA — When Stephanie Myers began chemotherapy last spring, she didn''t think keeping up with chores would be a problem, but she soon realized she was mistaken, according to the Appeal-Democrat.
"You are pretty exhausted. Your mind thinks you can do things, but your body isn''t working with it," Myers said.
She heard from her brother-in-law about someone who used the Texas-based Cleaning for a Reason Foundation, which offers free professional housecleaning services to women undergoing chemotherapy, the article stated.
With the help of Ericka Pelechowicz, the only listed cleaner for Yuba-Sutter, the advanced breast cancer patient was soon watching some of her stress and struggle scrubbed right out of her Gridley home, the article noted.
According to the article, Pelechowicz, who runs a small, environmentally friendly cleaning business, partnered with Cleaning for a Reason a year ago: She cleans each home once a month for four months during the course of a woman''s chemotherapy.
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