• We have a group of friends that just insist on putting on a fundraiser for us.

    Asked by dollymama on Saturday, August 31, 2019

    We have a group of friends that just insist on putting on a fundraiser for us.

    We've been dealing with the burdens that cancer puts on the entire family for a few years now. Even with having some good health insurance there are still lots of things that cost. Not to mention the lack of working that cuts down on income. We just can't get over the kindness of others in wanting to do this for us.

    I see from reading through the posts on this site and even in the newspaper that people are always having a benefit for others for different things, usually a health problem and medical bills. But I see things like kids mowing the lawn for someone, or people dropping of precooked meals. These are great and make my heart full!

    What types of things have you seen being done for others that are having a difficult time, or for you?

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • cllinda's Avatar

      We had church members bringing dinner for my family three to four days a week. I couldn't cook or eat but at least I knew my family could eat well.
      I also needed rides to chemo when my family has other obligations. So friends would drive me to the place. Usually for the next day shot. I'm so glad they have something now so you don't have to go back the next day for a shot.
      Also, friends would send gift cards to the grocery store, which helped.
      I have a very good friend that would pick me up for coffee at McDonald's and just let me talk about what was going on.
      Sometimes, it's the smallest gesture can mean so much.

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      Wow!!! That's so incredible, @dollymama!!! You have some really generous friends and I love hearing about them! Thanks for sharing!!

      3 months ago
    • Kylerem's Avatar

      I was so amazed at how much my friends and family banded together and helped me and my family. We had meals several times a week for months as well as restaurant gift cards for literally hundreds of dollars. Several other friends paid for a house cleaner again for 6 months. Another friend ran a fundraiser through the local high school football program and presented us with a check for thousands of dollars which covered costs like train, hotel, meals when we were in NYC for treatment. I had friends start a prayer chain, show up and give me a massage, take me to breakfast, lunch, sit with me for hours, give one on one exercise classes, send me care packages. The list is endless. I’m tearing up as I write this. I hope to be able to give back to them in some way. There is good to come of this awful disease.

      3 months ago

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