“How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
~ William Shakespeare
We have a loved one going through aggressive chemotherapy right now.
One day a fortnight powerful chemicals flow into her veins. Each following day her blood slowly loses life.
A week after the chemo she has a blood transfusion. Vitality is restored.
Blood gifted from strangers keeps her alive as her body and the drugs fight the cancer.
Such a kindness from people she will never meet. People who are going about their daily lives with little or no thought to the battle she is fighting, or how the short time it took for them to ease some of their own blood into a storage bag is now buying so much more precious time for her.
I’m humbled by the life-giving power that flows through our veins, and by the generosity of humans who simply want to be of service to others.
Thank you, on behalf of our family.
And please, if you’re able, donate blood. It truly is the gift of life.