Paying it forward
To the Editor:
I am a cancer survivor (lymphona). I have had many years of chemotherapy, and two sessions of radiation therapy at CMMC in Lewiston.
All of my chemo has been at Maine Medical Center's cancer clinic in Scarborough. It took me many years to get a clean bill of health, but I still go for regular checkups. To complicate matters, I now have bladder cancer which I am being treated for.
I want people to know I am not looking for sympathy. What I'm trying to say is I am now canvassing my neighborhood for donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. My kits includes the names and addresses of five neighbors and myself. I am expected to hand deliver them, plus any friend I might wish to hit up.
I will not take up much of your time. I'm doing my part to pay it forward. The families I contact can mail their donation back to me or they can choose to disregard me request.
I am a senior citizen -- 84 years and seven months . I also know that the economy is bad and people cannot give to every fundraiser.
Thank you for reading this. Please stop to think of your situation in life.