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Support Pauletta

If you would like to support Pauletta and her family during her journey with cancer please follow the steps below. We are using CaringBridge and it's central SupportPlanner. Pauletta is also keeping a journal on this site.

  1. The direct link to Pauletta's CaringBridge site is: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/paulettamc
  2. If you do not already have a CaringBridge account, you will likely be asked to enter your email address and create a password.
  3. Pauletta's page has a password specific requirement and that password (without the slashes// and question marks ??) is: metta//13??
For Support Tasks
Click on SupportPlanner to see help tasks. You can sign up for any of the outstanding tasks by clicking on “Accept this task.” This is how we will know what is taken care of and what is needed.

For Notifications:
If you would like be notified by email when Pauletta updates her journal click on “Notifications” in Pauletta’s site. If you would like be notified by email when Lisa posts a new task that would help Pauletta click on "Notifications" in the SupportPlanner. Both will give you an option to get updates in your email.


Helpers' Support Group

Everyone who takes part in helping Pauletta (sangha member or not) is encouraged to join the Support Group. To join and receive email notices about meeting times and developments with the Support Group, use this site's Contact Us feature and ask to be added to the Support Group's mailing list

The purpose of the Support Group is to make helping a spiritual exercise.  It also offers a safe place to process internal responses to the experience of helping Pauletta deal with her illness.  These meetings are modeled after Zen Hospice Project's volunteer support meetings, which enable helpers to be fully present while providing mindful care.

Support Group meetings are generally held in the church at 6 pm before the regular sangha meetings.  Please arrive a little early so we can start on time. Support Group meetings were held regularly after Pauletta's diagnosis and have been temporarily suspended during this time of Pauletta's body's wonderful response to her treatments and her minimal need for help. As this changes and members of the Support Group wish, meetings will resume.