Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center strives to treat their patients with compassion. Dr. Stavas, physician at the SNCC, developed the ‘Heart to Hold’ project to ease the suffering of those battling cancer. Soft, fabric hearts are given to patients at the beginning of their treatment. When the treatment concludes, they can bring the heart back and transfer it to another patient.
Dr. Stavas believes that squeezing the soft hearts releases patients’ nervous energy and holds amazing power by letting them know they are not alone in their battle.
During December, TeamMates mentors and mentees will partner with SNCC to make 600 hearts to be distributed by the Center. Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center has also generously donated funds to offset a portion of the costs of the 2019-2020 TeamMates of Lincoln community service projects.
Other recipients of TeamMates community service projects for this school year include Bryan NICU, Fresh Start, Whitehall Mansion, Lincoln Libraries, military personnel, the Cat House, and Camp Kesem.
This article was also featured in Strictly Business in August.