I was excited when my giving card arrived, but I had no thoughts about how to use it. When I told my wife, she said, “Oh, I know who needs that!”
Turns out that there’s a woman at my wife’s job who is going through chemotherapy for breast cancer. She’s right in the middle of the treatments, and if you know anyone who’s gone through them, they’re AWFUL.
I gave the card to my wife (and we match the card to bring our total giving to $40) and told her to make sure she got some pictures of it.
I got a message back yesterday afternoon from my wife: “Sorry I forgot to take pictures, we were both crying too hard.”
She said that she gave the money to the woman, who was deeply touched by the gesture. Apparently, chemotherapy kills this woman’s sense of taste for a week after each treatment so she can’t taste anything at all. My wife said the woman told her that it had been 8 days since her last treatment and that her sense of taste was back. She said, “I’m going to go spend this money on a REALLY delicious meal!”
I doubt we’ll get any pictures from this month, but the gift card made the day of a woman who is dealing with breast cancer. Another good deed done!