I POSTED YESTERDAY , MY DESK, WHICH WAS COVERED WITH REQUESTS FROM AN ONCOLOGY NAVIGATOR....A BUSY DAY FOR ME SO OFTEN MEANS THAT OTHERS ARE HAVING LESS THEN AMAZING DAYS....I FEEL THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD ON MY SHOULDERS WANTING TO HELP EACH AND EVERY REQUEST.  THOSE REQUESTS, HAVE STORIES ATTACHED....STORIES THAT BELONG TO PEOPLE.  PEOPLE THAT NEED HELP.

FOR EXAMPLE, A MOM THAT STARTED A BAKE SHOP OUT OF HER HOME TO HELP MEET THE NEEDS OF HER FAMILY.....HAVING FACED A CANCER DIAGNOSIS FOR THEIR 4 1/2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER.  I LOOK AT MY GRANDCHILDREN AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO HER.....I HAVE BEEN THERE WITH MY OWN DAUGHTER....I HAVE BEEN IN HER SHOES....KNOWING THE PAIN OF WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO HAVE YOUR CHILD BATTLE THIS DISEASE.  THE DAD WAS EMPLOYED BY THE MILITARY AND JUST GOT OUT THIS FALL.  THE FAMILY WAS NOT IN A POSITION FINANCIALLY WHERE THEY COULD CONTINUE TO PAY FOR THEIR INSURANCE UNTIL HE FOUND ANOTHER JOB.  NO ONE PLANS FOR CANCER - THINKING EVERYONE IS HEALTHY (AS THEIR DAUGHTER WAS IN REMISSION FOR TWO YEARS) HE BEGAN SEARCHING FOR A NEW JOB THAT WOULD PROVIDE INSURANCE.  ON CHRISTMAS EVE 2015 - THEY WERE GIVEN THE NEWS THAT THEIR DAUGHTER WAS NO LONG IN REMISSION.  SHE IS NOT RESPONDING TO TREATMENT AND NEEDS A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT.  WITHOUT INSURANCE IS IT DIFFICULT TO FIND A FACILITY THAT WILL PROVIDE THE TRANSPLANT.  THIS FAMILY HAS APPLIED FOR GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE BUT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED AS OF YET - DEVASTATING - UNFAIR - AWFUL...

THESE ARE THE TYPES OF NEEDS WE ARE RECEIVING - RIGHT IN YOUR COMMUNITY - NEEDS THAT WE SO WANT TO HELP......