Friday, December 11, 2009

Spirit of the Holidays

More about me later... this story is really what the holidays are about. Even those living with cancer just want to celebrate and do all the normal things that others can. I am passing along a note I received from Brock at the Ulman Fund....

On Monday I was at the University of MD Greenebaum Cancer Center and my co-worker and I asked a 21 year old girl we’ve been working with what else we could do to help her while she was waiting for her test results and she said,

“A Christmas present for my 5 year old daughter”

This nearly crushed me and I said to her, we can do that and will do that! This young girl isn’t the only young adult in need and we need everyone’s help!

The Ulman Cancer Fund is adopting over 10 families for the Holidays by getting gifts donated for the children of several young adults currently in cancer treatment. Most of the families are of young adults we are working with at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center and within the Region. The families live in Baltimore City , Howard County and the Washington , DC Area. The kids range 8 months to 12 years.

Visit to this link to learn more about some of the family’s situations and their kids ages and sexes and how to donate:

We are accepting gifts until Thursday December 17 and will be delivering the gifts to the families on Monday, December 21. If you can’t donate a gift due to time or geographic challenges, we are accepting donations on-line and we will be purchasing gifts with these donations for the families.

Please chip in if you can and forward to any friends who may be interested.

Thanks & Happy Holidays!


Anonymous said...

Hi Meg, I have been reading your blog. You are truely an inspiration and a beautiful soul. I am sorry for your loss of Dan. I am very happy that you found each other and you gave Dan the greatest gift of all unconditional love. What you both shared in such a short time was the greatest gift of all true love. I am sure the holidays have been rough but Im sure you feel Dans spirit around you constantly. Take care of yourself and I hope that this new year will bring many great things to you. What a truely beautiful person you are and of course thank you for loving Dan and I hope that you realize everyday what a beautiful gift you gave to Dan.

Reine de Laat said...

Meg, I was on Holly's facebook reading about how she and EJ were visiting family for Christmas, when it hit me that this would be the first one without Dan. So I thought I'd take a look at your blog and yet again was struck by your beautiful writing (contents as well as style). You keep on stressing how Dan was such an inspiration to everyone around him, near and far, but I think you are overlooking the fact that you're quite someone as well! We have never met, but that doesn't matter: I wish you a happy 2010!
Reine (Belgium)