In the fall of 2007, I was admitted to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware for an emergency appendectomy. Although the procedure went fine, tests revealed other symptoms which were “suggestive of metastatic disease” (Stage IV cancer). Two weeks later, radiologists at a separate medical facility came to the same conclusion, with test results “suggesting metastatic disease”. Although not an official diagnosis, from my perspective… it looked pretty grim.
Fortunately, after months of tests and scans, doctors determined I was cancer free. All that remained were multiple non-calcified nodules scattered throughout both lungs.
So here I am, years later. Grateful to still be with my loved ones… but with a totally different outlook on life.
Those months were the most difficult of my life. They also gave me a new perspective into what goes through the mind of someone facing some of life’s darkest moments.
Fortunately for me, I am blessed with an extended network of family and friends. And over those months, many reached out (mostly via email) and extended a hand of compassion, hope… and love.
Some of my clearest memories were, in moments of despair, of making my way to my computer in the middle of the night – hoping to see a message from someone who cared. I have since come to realize that, for every one person who actually communicated, there were probably another ten who were quietly thinking and praying for me.
My personal story is ongoing – there is no conclusive end. However, my focus has shifted and I now feel a burning desire to help those who are in the midst of a similar battle. Some bravely, some with anxiety… and some in great fear. Regardless of the situation, there is something we can do for these individuals to infuse a degree of hope and peace back into their lives… and that is now my life’s mission.
My wife Julie and I own an Internet services company which we founded in 2001. We are familiar with many aspects of the web – from website design and creation to social media and Internet marketing. The Internet has vast potential, well beyond the commercial applications it is most commonly used for, with thousands of sites already in place to help those in need.
Love Transfusion is a place where people can quickly and easily send (or receive) expressions of love and support .
All visitors come to a person’s page and donate by way of a visual transfusion, text message or uploaded picture or video. Something the recipient can benefit from over and over.
We have the resources and technical expertise – now we need you. Please click here to see how you can help. Love Transfusion, Inc. is a non-profit organization (Tax ID #27-2829895).
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