February 4th was World Cancer Day, so this post is quite a bit late. I believe that it was meant to be that way though.
I have been working on All Cancer Awareness to bring my mother’s vision to light and to help others out who find themselves or loved ones with a diagnosis of cancer. I wanted to give people a place to turn to and give them some helpful first steps with the information I post. I was beginning to think that although I was posting all of this information was I really helping people and making a difference?
A few weeks ago someone I know approached me privately and asked to speak with me. She said she had some personal questions. I honestly didn’t really know what to think but I am grateful that I took the time out to listen. She told me that her Grandmother was just recently diagnosed with Non- Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and wanted to know if I knew anything about it. She only knew about my Mother having lung cancer but had no knowledge of what I do here on TOAM. I was happy to print out some information for her and she was so grateful when I handed her that paper.
I didn’t think I could be making much of a difference. The truth is I underestimated what a difference I could make to someone.
Don’t underestimate the difference you can make in someone’s life.