Scott & Sunny

Scott & Sunny

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Chemo Angels.

A few weeks ago I signed Scott up with a wonderful volunteer organization called Chemo Angels. The aim of Chemo Angels is to brighten up the lives of IV cancer patients, they do this through regular communication and encouragement, with letters and cards and small gifts. I know of several children who are with this program and believed it would be great for Scott too.

Scott has received more mail in the last 6 months than he has received in his entire life and we are grateful and thankful for every single card, letter, gift and box of yummy cookies from Atlanta. However, over time, and quite understandably so, his mail did start to thin out quite considerably, so when I read of this organization which send mail to cancer patients I knew it was for Scott.

Scott now has two chemo angels and what amazing and kind people they are. We have Angel David and his family from Maine (where the coon cats come from!!, see photo, any excuse for a Springsteen picture!), and Angel Laura and her family from Michigan. Both will be sending encouragement, letters and small gifts to Scott over the coming year. Remember, these people are volunteers, the cards, the letters, the gifts, the stamps, all paid for out of their own pockets.

We have been receiving our angel mail now for about three weeks, every few days there is something for Scott from either Angel Laura or Angel David, and really, its not just about ‘getting stuff’, yes he LOVES to get his parcels, many times it is the most exciting thing to happen all day, but Scott finds it incredible that perfect strangers (although not for long) would be willing to write to him, to send him presents and photographs and make him laugh and smile. This is all good for his soul, man! LOL. So anyway, to cut a long story short, our Chemo Angels rock and we are very grateful that these good folks picked our Scotty to watch over for the coming year.

Thank you very much Angel Laura and Angel David.

Scotty, 1 year ago, with a goofy smile and eyebrows!! and a rather mangy looking Springsteen....

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