As you guys know by now, Cousin ‘O Love and I are participating in the 2007 Blogathon hoping to raise funds for ChemoAngels. If you aren’t familiar with who they are and what they do, I encourage you to pop on over to their site and check them out. I’ve been with this program almost two years now and enjoy sending cards and letters to others. In fact, I’ve always said that letter writing is something I do really well, so why not put it to good use? :)
Those of us who are chemoangels share ideas and suggestions on a Yahoo group list and periodically, the moderators will post letters they receive from the chemobuddies (i.e.: the recipients of an angel’s cards and/or gifts). I thought I would share a couple here to show you the impact this program has on those undergoing treatment. All names and identifying details have been removed by the mods before they send it so just the body of the letter is posted.
I am on my third treatment of chemotherapy, coming up this Monday. I seem to be doing fine. The cancerous brain tumor has not changed any, I had an MRI done August 2nd ( At least that means it has not grown any). I have two angels and they are the best. Let me start by saying the most remarkable thing I learned through my illness, was how wonderfully the tremendous healing power of my chemo angels are. I learned first hand that God’s work is done through human hands.
Reaching out and sharing their hopes of me getting better seems to be a key ingredient in my getting well, and healthy. Thank you to them and all chemo angels, they make the difference between ordinary and extraordinary by the extra things they do. Their generosity of cards, gifts, and well wishes touches my heart, they are greatly appreciated. I feel so fortunate to have such
wonderful angels. THANK YOU. THANK YOU ! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! is barely adequate to express my gratitude and awe to the most generous gift of all – they gave of themselves, inspiration, faith, hope and love. And I appreciate their generosity of time and well wishes. Because of them I know I am not battling this disease alone.
How can that not make you feel good? Here’s another:
I am so grateful to the Angel program and my Angels. It is so amazing that strangers can become such supportive allies in the fight. I loved the support I received, the encouragement and the positive thoughts. At times when it was tough going I would get an inspirational letter of support from my angels. My spirits would pick up and I would feel energized. I don’t know how else I can show my appreciation. After I have a chance to rest up – I will think about becoming an angel to someone else. My angels were the best!! I can’t say enough how much their cards/notes and gifts meant to me. I could go on and on…. The ChemoAngel program is so special… So were my Angels who made time for me in their busy lives. I will never forget the kindness shown to me when I needed it the most!
Isn’t that awesome? If you want to be involved in this wonderful program, instructions are on their site. And if you’d like to make a donation to it, consider doing so through our blogathon.