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by lisaks on Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:05 AM
My brother is being treated for head/neck cancer and was being fed through a tube, but recently had his peg removed. He no longer has any use for his liquid food supplements but we still have quite a bit on hand. We have 6 sealed cases of Jevity supplements that we would like to donate to someone, but cannot find an organization to take it. He is located in the Palm Desert, CA area, if anyone is interested in it, please let me know. He has 6 cases of 48 cans each, in sealed boxes. We hate to see it go to waste. If you can use it, or know of an organization that would take it, please let me know. Thank you. :)
by bobpitt on Tue Nov 24, 2009 02:41 AM
I also had alot leftover not jevity ross2cal is what I had. I donated it to Hospic. (sp)
Ps glad to hear He dosen't need it any longer
by PopPop on Tue Nov 24, 2009 02:48 AM
First, let me say thank you for your kindness to offer the cans of nutrition to someone that I'm sure is out there and can really use it.
I say this as I was one of those people 5 years ago. Long story short. My Insurance Co. told me that my nutrition would be covered after my operation. I had 1/3 of my tongue removed and wasn't able to eat orally. Only could use the Peg Tube. After I got home, they said I had to pay $54 a case and they had already dropped off 12 cases. I didn't find out until after I used 2 cases. I told them to come pick up the other cases, as I found a place on line that sold the same thing for $19 a case.
They in turn told me that they would charge me the $19 for the cases that they already delivered, but would charge me the $54 for any future cases. I searched some more on line and there were people donating their unused cans. I contacted them and they sent me what they had and it got me thru the rest of my treatments. So thank you for your post.
I just did a quick search to see if there was anyone offering canned nutrition and one person had posted theirs on Craig's list and most of had a quick response and has removed their post. They had their nutrition cans in the FREE Section. Just thought I would throw that thought out to you.
My Best to You and Your Brother and Everyone Here
by DaveC1947 on Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:08 PM
I called the local hospital visiting nurse program and they were able to take all my leftover cases and the bags I used with it, Good luck and God bless to all.
by ErthWlkr on Tue Nov 24, 2009 04:10 PM
On Nov 24, 2009 12:08 PM DaveC1947 wrote: I called the local hospital visiting nurse program and they were able to take all my leftover cases and the bags I used with it, Good luck and God bless to all.
On Nov 24, 2009 12:08 PM DaveC1947 wrote:
I had about 4 cases and syringes left over after my PEG had been removed. Ended up donating them to my hospital (Beth Israel) into the hands of my nutritionist there.
I remembered when we first met, she gave me one can and apologized she didn't have more to start me off with. They serve a fairly diverse population from all income levels - thought that she would know exactly into whose hands to put the "meals".
by dadof3girls on Thu Nov 26, 2009 02:59 AM
I called my oncology center where I had my chemo treatments if they knew who would take my extra cases, and they said they would take them and distribute them to people in need. That was a good day to get rid of what was some of the worst part of my treatment.
by fastbunnie on Wed Aug 03, 2011 05:01 PM
On Nov 26, 2009 2:59 AM dadof3girls wrote: I called my oncology center where I had my chemo treatments if they knew who would take my extra cases, and they said they would take them and distribute them to people in need. That was a good day to get rid of what was some of the worst part of my treatment.
On Nov 26, 2009 2:59 AM dadof3girls wrote:
the Oley foundation takes donations or list what you have to donate, the person in need contacts you and, the recipient pays for shipping.
by REDVETTE on Thu Aug 04, 2011 04:20 AM
Any nursing home or assited living center will be more than happy to take the donations! That is what my husband did with his extra cases.
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