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.
Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HopeDays13/ or @HopeDays13
This coin was given to Candy to wrap up Hope Days 2019. Candy has been a dear friend to me during my own cancer journey, driving from Ohio 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!
I received this coin from Holly, as a thank you and an act of kindness in memory of her sister Hope. And with beautiful handmade cards. In the days since I received it, I've been on a trip overseas, celebrated a wedding and graduation, and was reminded daily of the goodness of people, and how even a smile or helping hand can make such a difference.
I am giving the coin to Kathie on Friday. Kathie helped care for me the week following my cancer surgery over four years ago, and was my role model when four months later I helped Holly after her surgery.
Along with the butterfly coin and thank you note, I am giving Kathie a gift card to Jed's, her favorite chicken chunks restaurant!
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