I am the first to acknowledge that our family lives a very blessed life. We live comfortably, eat well, and had a beautiful Christmas morning with presents for our children and extended family. No, we didn’t give out American Girl dolls or the latests technological gadgets, but our children are enjoying their new books and toys, hugs from Aunties, and lots and lots of hugs from Papa and Gramie.
(And, they got to experience SNOW! Real, live snow … a mere dusting, sure, but they had fun just the same!)
We’ve also been blessed with health; other than the Little Lady’s one surgery (a bladder reconstructive surgery when she was two), we’ve led medically uneventful lives, with nothing more than an occasional virus to send us to the doctor’s office.
But our boring lives aren’t necessarily the norm for so many families; many this Christmas, instead of checking off shopping lists, were trying to coordinate trips to specialists, trying to make hotel arrangements, or trying to determine how to pay for their family to be together while a Mommy, or Daddy, or child undergoes chemo.
Thousands of cancer patients can’t afford a place to stay when the best treatment is far from home. And, you know what? A room shouldn’t be the difference between life and death.
Last year, the American Cancer Society provided lodging for 50,000 patients and caregivers. Fifty-thousand!!!!
Let’s continue to make sure that everyone who needs a room gets one! Now through December 31st, you can help the American Cancer Society raise funds to help families afford a place to lay their head while one member undergoes cancer treatments.
Simply text “ROOM” to 41518 to donate $10 to help finish the fight.
disclosure: This post is sponsored by the American Cancer Society — any opinions expressed are my own.