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Friday, February 4, 2011

Chemo Angels

Those of you who have followed my blog down through the years know that I took the journey through Breast Cancer. If you are new to my blog, you can find that journey beginning with my posts towards the end of June, 2008 and continuing through 2009. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about that time in my life. It just seems that I'm finding more and more women who are going through this, and as I read their blogs, I find myself reliving my own experience over again.

The other day, I was going through things and trying to make spaces for "stuff" that has no permanent storage place, and I found my stack of cards I received during those dark days. Most of them are from all my faithful blogger friends. I sat down with that pile and went through them all, one by one, and found myself thanking the Lord for these special gifts of encouragement. They STILL encourage me and I will keep them forever!

Mixed in those cards are a bunch that are beautifully hand made. They came every week or so and contained a thoughtful message of encouragement. You see, Linda was my "chemo angel". And what a faithful angel she was!

I'm so excited now to have the privilege of being a chemo angel myself for the first time. These people have a website at:

http://www.chemoangels.net/

They are so good at matching patients with "angels"!!! It doesn't take much or a lot of time, just a commitment to send a card or little gift of encouragement to someone going through chemo treatments. Anyone can do that, I'm sure.

So if you are going through chemo right now, let them know. Or if you can find it in your heart to see someone through this rough patch in their life, sign up as an angel! It meant all the world to me. Let's make the world a little brighter place!

7 comments:

Simple Southern Happiness said...

Thank you for posting this link, I will be joining. When it was discovered I had thyroid cancer I never had to go through chemo, just surgery. And then through another physical trial, I know what cards mean. Its part of the healing knowing someone cares. I have loads of them and keep them dear to me.

God's blessings to you and your blog in getting this message out so others can be an angel. You are truly one!

Patty Sumner said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for the info and your wonderful caring heart. Just a simple card can say so much. Blessings!

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Cora it excites me to no end that you are well enough to be a Chemoangel to others now!! That is just the best!! And while I no longer angel through that organization, I always know someone going through Chemotherapy and so I do it on my own. Right now another dear blogger is fighting breast cancer ..a young mom and myself and several others I know are sending her cards each week. I am glad it helped at time when you needed it.

Enjoy Angeling... And thanks for spreading the word!! HUGS and continued good health!!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Such a great idea. I have a dear cousin that is going through chemo once again in her life. I know that she enjoys the lil' cards that I send...just a small reminder that someone is thinking of her as she goes on this difficult journey in her life.
Glad you are doing so much better.

Garnetrose said...

Great post and I just signed up for Chemo angels. Thanks for telling us about it. I have a sister and a friend who have had cancer. Both are done with their treatments and seem to be doing better.

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

What a great idea..."chemo angels"!! I'm sure their compassion and caring spirit expressed through cards truly must be uplifting to those who are on the receiving end!

~Beth

•♦•The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

You're a very speical lady, Cora!
-Angel ♥HUGS♥ and many blessings to you....