Family’s caring legacy is evident

On Sept. 27 I took a dear friend to the Colby Cancer Center for her chemo treatment. No wheelchairs were available so I placed her on the stairs as she was very light headed. A kind man saw this and immediately found a wheelchair and brought it to her. The staff also responded quickly.

He waited and made sure she was safe and ready to go in the chair. I asked him his name and if he worked there. He said no, he was there to thank the staff, as he had recently lost his sweet daughter to cancer.

Today I saw his daughter’s beautiful face in the obituaries and I cried as I read through her achievements and realized he (and his family) had passed on his caring, concerned ways to his daughter.

I can’t imagine how hard it was to come back and say the thank-yous and goodbyes to all who helped his family through this awful tragedy, and yet take the time to help somebody in need.

It might seem like a small act of kindness, but it was huge to me. I say thank you again, Dave Bradford of Arlington. I will never forget your kindness.

Lani Downing

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