Maggie’s Brightside

Living with cancer is hard enough. Let’s make it a little bit easier.

Maggie’s Bright Side is a growing national network providing those living with cancer access to discounted services and products.

Based on my successful efforts in Vermont, this network will create affordable access to discounted products and services through local affiliates. By working with local companies, those who carry a Maggie Card receive discounts on needed products and services as they battle cancer.

Who is Maggie?

I am a mother, a wife, and a social worker, and I love to look on the bright side. Imagine my surprise on September 29th, 2015 when I was forced to add Stage IV Breast Cancer Survivor to my list of descriptors. Follow me while I muddle through the highs and low of treatment, parenting, and life in general.

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I’m a Sick Mom

Maggie wrote and planned to perform this piece for Expressing Motherhood, a live show that ran in Burlington, Vermont on 11/9 & 11/10. She passed before she had the chance...   Do you know there are quizzes that you can take to determine which type of mom you are?...

Maggie’s Last Blog Post

My name is Jemima and I am a mom, a blogger, and friend of Maggie’s. I am honored that she asked me to write this post. I am also surprised that she asked this, as I only met her about three and a half years ago. I remember walking into my first Moms Blog event,...

Maggie Van Duyn October 30th, 1979 ~ October 21, 2018

Maggie Van Duyn October 30th, 1979- October 21st, 2018 Richmond, Vermont   Maggie passed peacefully in her home, in the arms of family, after a three-year journey with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer. Loved ones surrounded her during her final days and nights, and...

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