We are helping and making a difference in the lives of those battling cancer.
My wife, “K”, wanted me to email you, in her words, for your act of kindness toward her:
“Words cannot express how I felt when I opened the box from ‘Lisa’s Army.’ I am humbled by your generosity. This has been a trying time and I know all of you have supported “D” in any way you can, and for that I am so appreciative. I am lucky to have a wonderful husband, and we are blessed by him being surrounded with such wonderful and caring colleagues. The items in the care package are very appreciated and will be put to good use.
Hopefully in about 6 months I’ll get the “all clear” and can meet you all at a celebratory Happy Hour!”
This is “D” again…first, I want to clarify that she actually wrote that she is lucky to have a wonderful husband, and I did not coax that from her in any way!
In all sincerity, your efforts were so moving to both “K” and me. She is not a person to openly share her feelings, but I will tell you that you brought her to tears – good tears. The kind of tears that you cry when someone lifts you up on a bad day. The kind of tears you shed when people do something selfless and humanitarian for you that exceeds your every expectation. The kind of tears produced by the feeling that there are people out there that are pulling for you that you hadn’t even contemplated. You may or may not know how that feels, but let me assure you that it is a truly beautiful thing. This difficult trial we are enduring was made better by you and my wish is that you will feel as good about it as you made us feel.
There were many others who contributed to this wonderful act. Could you please forward this sentiment to them so that they may know our appreciation?
I was just presented with one of Lisa’s gift bags. I was so overwhelmed I immediately started crying. I was diagnosed with stage 3breast cancer when my first born son “J”, was only 3 weeks old. This has by far been one of the hardest news my family and I has been faced with. I watched the video on your site and me and Lisa are so much alike. I’m so concerned with caring for my family and helping them get through this difficult time. I don’t like to see anyone suffer and I always have to find a way to “fix” the issue and make them feel better. I told my husband that I am glad it’s happening to me and not him or my sisters because I do not know how I would be able to deal with it because I cant “fix” it. I’m ok with taking all the bad because I’m strong enough to fight it. I’d suffer before I let them suffer. Everything is happening so quickly I haven’t even fully registered that this is actually happening to me. I want to thank you for everything you are doing. This package and story behind it, is so inspiring, and your touching so many lives. I’m a special education teacher and all I’ve ever wanted to do was be able to make a difference in my students and in the world. Your organization is amazing and I want to thank you with all my being, thank you!
I’ve never had an iPad and this is amazing I’m actually posting this note from it.
May God continue to bless your wonderful family and Lisa’s Army. Lisa is smiling down and shining her bright light on all of you.
“M”, “B” and baby “J”
I recently received one of your beautiful comfort care packages. I want to say that all the contents were very comforting and useful. The items you enclosed were most helpful and things most people would not think of choosing. From the eyebrow pencil to the water bottle to the hard candy to card which had Lisa’s drawing on it……all items which I use or will use. The iPad is probably one of the most fabulous gifts I have ever received and I enjoy it daily. As you can see, I am writing to you on it. It has made communicating easier for me as I do not have to pull out my laptop, connect to service and wait for it to load!!!
I admire you and your family for the way in which you honor Lisa’s memory and wishes through this outreach. This was both appreciated and humbling to receive. I plan to pay it forward.
Heartfelt gratitude and best to you all
Sent from my iPad
Here is a picture of our first recipient at CTCA of a Lisa’s Army comfort care package. J and his wife were moved to tears when they received the package. They were so appreciative of your thoughtfulness and generosity . You really touched their hearts!