You see, a few months ago, I donated peripheral blood stem cells to a 21 year old woman with leukemia. It was quite an amazing process. I will try to detail my experience in further posts. When I was at the Dana Farber Cancer Center in Boston , the nurses were all wearing these great bracelets. They are made by the “Friends of Mel Foundation”. Although I never knew Mel Simmons, I was touched by her story. I wanted to remember my experience in a positive way…not just how difficult the process was physically or how rewarding it was to truly be able to help someone in need. I wanted something tangible as a reminder. THE Daddy purchased a bracelet for me and I’ve been wearing it all summer. The colors go with just about everything I wear and I get questions about it all the time. It’s amazing how many people actually recognize it as one of “Mel’s” bracelets. I’ve given a few as gifts and people really love them.
The best part, sales from the bracelets raise money for cancer. Personally, I like that money isn’t just going towards cancer research, but also “promising projects that impact patient care at both the grassroots and institutional levels”.
You can purchase a bracelet here.