Hundreds of Cancer Patients Have Been Offered Gift Baskets by Bloggers Who Joined Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. “Kindness Program”
Cancer is a devastating disease which claims the lives of over half a million people annually in the U.S. Although it is undeniable that major breakthroughs have been achieved in regards to effective cancer treatments over the course of the past decades, an astounding number of patients lose the battle with cancer due to the aggressive nature of the disease or because they were diagnosed too late. Unfortunately, when malignant tumors have spread to adjacent or distant organs are detected, the number of treatment options available is very limited. As a result, patients suffering from advanced cancer have to cope with the reality that their lives will be dramatically shortened.
Struggling with cancer requires tremendous strength and determination. People suffering from this unmerciful disease constantly face all sorts of challenges and difficulties that require titanic willpower to overcome, as a cancer diagnosis truly changes your entire life. Simple tasks such as grocery shopping or cleaning your house become burdensome or downright impossible, while leisure activities you once enthusiastically enjoyed are now exhausting. Cancer patients who do not benefit from the help and emotional support of their families and friends are perhaps in the most difficult position, as they have no one to rely on except, maybe, their assigned attendant.
The aim of the Kindness Program by Environmental Litigation Group, P.C., which is still ongoing, is to help as many patients suffering from cancer as possible by encouraging people to bring them a gift basket with fresh fruits and vegetables, blankets, tea, books, hygiene products or even a cooked meal to the hospital. It is a small but thoughtful attempt to improve the quality of their lives and alleviate their suffering at least temporarily and ultimately put a smile on their faces.
Numerous bloggers from all across the U.S. have already joined the campaign, bound to do all in their power to help. Thus, hundreds of carefully arranged baskets filled with food and a wide variety of other useful items have been personally delivered by the enthusiastic bloggers who participated in our kindness program, as well as many delicious cooked meals, all of which were greatly appreciated by the patients we visited. Every gift was received with surprise and heartfelt gratitude and the caring bloggers have undoubtedly accomplished their mission of making a cancer patient smile and feel better for at least one day.
Vulnerability, helplessness and anxiety are perfectly natural feelings when it comes to the perpetual uphill battle patients suffering from this life-changing disease have to face every day. Even though we cannot radically change the fate of cancer patients, small acts of kindness will always be profoundly appreciated, regardless of how pessimistic one’s outlook on life might have become during the journey.