This past Friday night my husband Todd and I went to one of our favorite restaurants. I insisted we go because we hadn’t been there since May. When we heard there would be a one hour wait for a table I felt a bit resigned (and hungry) but I was happily surprised when it turned out to be the best part of the evening.
As we waited, we struck up a conversation with a few people around us. One of them was a gentleman in town on business. We talked about careers, he’s a franchise owner in Tampa, and I told him that I’m the Executive Director for MyLifeLine.org Cancer Foundation. He shared with us that his Mom was battling breast cancer. So of course I told him about our services and encouraged him to sign his mom up for a free site so she could more easily communicate with him and the rest of the family as they traveled across the country. To my dismay, I found myself without any business cards! But, I did have a MyLifeLine.org pen and I gave it to him and said “check us out”.
Unbeknownst to Todd and me, he checked us out right then and there. When he said “the donation is done”. I was surprised he had made a donation so quickly and of course I thanked him and told him I hoped his mother would look into using our service. He said, “I hope I have helped others with cancer through my donation” and he showed me the receipt. He gave MyLifeLine.org $1,000! I gave him a hug and said he had definitely made an impact on our organization and those we serve. I have to admit, later when we left the restaurant, I did a happy dance in the parking lot!
Why do I share this? It is to let all those who are facing a cancer diagnosis know, that there are angels like this gentleman out there who are compassionate and willing to help organizations like MyLifeLine.org. Organizations serving families affected by cancer. You don’t have to be alone or feel lonely during your cancer journey. Please consider using MyLifeLine.org if you are facing a cancer diagnosis and if you are not, please tell people about MyLifeLine.org. We are here to be the solution to communication needs that arise during this challenging time, and to ensure that everyone gets the support they need.
Thank you to all our generous donors! You are angels and we are so grateful for you!