I am writing and posting this on my blog in hopes that you will
read this. I'm sure we have never met, and perhaps our paths have
never crossed at all. However, I am thankful for your generosity
towards a dear friend of mine.
Earlier today I had a voicemail message from my dear friend,
Suzanne. I was driving at the time she called and never heard my
phone ring, only the chime notifying me of a voicemail. When I
reached my destination I listened to her message. She was adamant
that I needed to either log onto Facebook and read her status or call
her. As soon as possible. I pulled up Facebook, and honestly I
could not contain my tears of joy as I read her status: an anonymous
donor (someone she knows) is providing $50,000 so she can have the
very necessary reconstructive surgery she needs (that her insurance
has denied). This generous individual asked for nothing in return
other than Susanne pay it forward in the way she does best: by
sharing her friendship and emotional support with others.
Suzanne and I have never met in person, but she is one of the
dearest souls in my life. She is like an older sister to me. I was
supposed to be in North Carolina visiting her this weekend and had to
cancel due to my own financial situation. Getting this news today
made me happier than I've been in a long time.
My faith in humankind is restored. I truly believe there are
angels among us. I cannot thank you enough for the gift you have
given Suzanne. I will be forever grateful to the “anonymous donor”
who is making my dear friend's life more bearable.