If you missed Kirsten on today's show, you can listen here.Kirsten Rogers is the Founder of Chemo Bites, where she is "fighting cancer with great food, one snack and one recipe at a time." Kirsten has over ten years of non-profit and development work in international education, social and human services and health. Kirsten earned her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and served two years in Morocco with the Peace Corps' Small Business Development program.
A note from the founderI'm not a doctor, nor am I a nutritionist. I'm a loving daughter who believes in the healing properties of whole foods and a well-balanced diet. In May 2013 my father was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and is now undergoing a rigorous course of chemotherapy. It was, as cancer always is, unexpected and terrifying. My parents had retired the year before and were living the dream - sailing through the beautiful Sea of Cortes when my father became sick. A post he wrote on their blog aptly titled "How Quickly the Dream Can Change" tells the story far better than I can.
I know far too many people who have had their life touched by cancer and the feeling of powerlessness that can accompany the diagnosis. When my father was diagnosed I choose to fight the sense of helplessness by turning to healthy food. Hours in the kitchen gave birth to a recipe blog and my dad’s request for snacks lead to elaborate boxes of tasty treats, our featured product.
I want to empower others to support their loved-ones journey to wellness. Gifts of healthy snacks and whole foods recipes helped my father; I know they will support others as well.
Eat well, be well.
-Kirsten Leah Rogers