Vital Cuisine visits the Hope Lodge in NYC
Diane Golden spent four weeks in a hospital being treated for leukemia, and among the many challenges she faced undergoing chemotherapy and a bone marrow treatment, one of the most difficult was simply eating enough to keep her strength up. “I’d look at food and say, ‘I just can’t. I can’t eat it.’”
Diane moved from the hospital to the Hope Lodge Jerome L. Greene Family Center in New York City, one of the places the American Cancer Society offers to host cancer patients and their caregivers when their own home is far away from the medical care they need. But even in a more comfortable environment, Diane still had trouble eating.