During my chemo treatments in 2009, it became clear to me that many people battling cancer do not have adequate medical insurance coverage for the many medications required during post treatment. The costs of the medicines used to offset the effects of chemo are quite costly. I felt strongly called to help fill this need. A gift card will lighten the financial burden of a cancer patient.
With joy I donate the gift cards I receive to cancer patients and their families. MGH is assisting me with identifying patients. If you are a cancer patient, currently in treatment, please send a request for aid by filling out our application form. Click here to access the form. Please print it, fill it out, and send it to:
Healing Hope Ministry
77 Kennedy Drive
Malden, MA 02148
Isaiah 42:33 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
He won’t brush aside the bruised and the hurt,
and he won’t disregard the small and insignificant,
but he’ll steadily and firmly set things right.
Writing Through Cancer
Since knowledge of the ovarian cancer reoccurrance I have been getting weekly emails from a writing group faciliated by a writer from San Diego, California.
I recently responded to one of her prompts that involved free verse. The results below:
Cancer is a startling reality that you may not be living as long as you or others expected.
It is a sharp contrast to a teen’s sense of immortality.
It is a caution and complete abandon to live according to a higher purpose.
Cancer is a prioritizer.
It is a constant presence.
It is a consistent reminder to live each day to the fullest.
It is a reality changer.