|SUE - a breast cancer survivor||
I recently started networking a request from my list of contacts for prayer shawls for our patients here at the institute. The shawls are made with love and care and prayers for the person that receives the shawl and helps provide comfort, support and love during their treatment. I received one of these shawls during my treatment days from an unknown person and to this day, I keep my prayer shawl close. It actually is on the back of my chair at work and reminds me of how far I have come and of the loving support I received during and after my treatment. This is a special gift and to think someone made it special just for me, to help me through my difficult times, means the world to me. I have received donations from two area churches and I am honored to be able to pass these out to patients as they come to our institute for treatment. This is a comforting hug from people that care and the time and effort it took to make this shawl adds to the love that surrounds the shawl. I have also received lap robes and some scarves and hats as well and I will share those with those that can use this gift at this time. My request went out when I saw that my stock was depleted and I hope to again fill the need by your support. This is ongoing so, if now is not the time, maybe down the road you can help. I thank you for all of us that have had to deal with the trials and tribulations of the diagnosis of Cancer and know that this gift will provide great comfort and a gentle reminder that we are not alone.