About The Gearketeers Care started with a dream. A dream to give joy and respite to children that suffered from cancer using The Gearketeers. The Gearketeers are a children’s book series created by Kristin Damon and Illustrated by her son. We plan on accomplishing this by making care packages to send to various hospitals around the country. These care packages will be filled with at least one Gearketeer book and one t-shirt, branded with a Gearketeer. This is not all though, depending on our partners, we will add so much more to the packages. From bandannas to sports equipment, we have big dreams for this charity, and we hope you are as excited as we are.

About Kristin

The Kristin Damon Project

"Aside from my family, writing is my life. It is my favorite pastime, my passion, my calling. I love the escapist qualities of writing, of how it keeps me mentally resilient yet insanely distracted at the same time. I love to live in the alternative worlds I feel when a story comes to fruition. Writing is not for everyone, but it's the only life for me." -Kristin

 Among her love of her family and writing, Kristin loved Disneyland. Anything Disney was the life for Kristin. As her favorite place to travel—even when going through cancer treatment—Kristin would take advantage of any opportunity to visit the happiest place on earth with her favorite people. In November of 2013, Kristin was diagnosed with terminal cancer (Stage 4 Metastatic Colon cancer). At the time of her diagnosis Kristin was a happy, healthy and lively at 41 years old. For a time, Kristin endured non-stop, aggressive chemotherapy to kill the cancer that was killing her. She started the Folfox6 treatment in December of 2013 and was able to complete all 12 rounds of the aggressive chemo. A PET SCAN showed that her active cancer was gone. After her first round of intensive chemo, she had beaten her cancer and was cancer free! During her time of remission Kristin went on many adventures with her family. A wedding made it possible for Kristin and her family to venture to the big island in Hawaii. Kristin loved the beautiful island and city of Kona and couldn’t wait to plan her next venture to her new favorite tropical location. Following her 7-week remission, she started maintenance chemotherapy. Kristin battled the harsh side effects of the chemo for a year. With new pains appearing in her right shoulder and a PET scan in June of 2015 the family’s fears were confirmed, Kristin’s cancer had come back. Cancer had now covered her right lung, liver, and lymph nodes. Kristin and her oncology team wasted no time beginning her new intense round of chemotherapy, Folfiri. This round of chemotherapy brought unbearable pain and sickness to Kristin, much more than the Folfox from before. After years of a courageous battle with colon cancer, the disease inside of Kristin started to shut her body down. After many painful weeks, the cancer Kristin had been plagued with for 2.5 years, took her life. On February 10th, 2016 at the age of 43 Kristin passed away surrounded by heartbroken loved ones that would always feel the void of the warm, witty and wonderful Kristin. A funeral service was provided for Kristin and her family members on the 16th, where her loved ones were able to pay their respects to their beloved “Dritty”.
The Kristin Damon Project