I was so touched to receive the coin from Holly. Sharing the moments we've shared over the years has placed her in a very special place in my heart. It was a blessing to me to be able to console and support Holly during a difficult time in her life, having been through similar circumstances myself. The coin was sent on to Lisa, who also has a special place in my heart, having been a dear friend over many years as well. She was there for me when I began my cancer journey, traveling many miles to come and stay with me during my initial diagnosis and following my surgery. I'll always be grateful to her for her love and support.
This coin was given to Jan to wrap up Hope Days 2019. Jan has been a dear friend to me during my own cancer journey, flying in from Oklahoma to care for me after my first surgery. She offered endless advice and support from her own personal experience.
I made her a set of handmade cards that she can use to brighten a few other people's lives. I also wrote her a heartfelt note to show my sincere appreciation. This coin's journey may now begin!
This coin was purchased for Hope Days 2019. Hope Days was founded on May 1, 2015 to celebrate what would be Hope Cookis-McCarthy’s last birthday. She was turning 49 and was nearing the end of a two year battle with stage IV colon cancer. Her tribe of family and friends wanted to show her she was cherished and to bolster her courage to continue the fight as long as she could. Hope’s entire life was based on kindness and empathy for people and animals, always taking care of others and adopting strays from the time she was a child. She put others above herself.
Between May 1-13, we invite you to spread kindness. This can be anything YOU are comfortable doing, for ANYONE you wish to do it for. You are invited to pay it forward and make the world a nicer place in memory of Hope.
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