I want to share a story that has nothing to do with cancer and all about the kindness of a complete stranger.
Steve and I went to the movies. When we got to our car, the car was leaking anti-freeze to the point where if we started the car, it instantly got super hot and threatened to overheat. We were able to cross the highway and park in a shopping center hoping the super market or pharmacy might be open at 11:30 on Saturday night. NOPE – NOT OPEN.
A man came out of the pizza place while Steve was looking under the hood and asked if Steve needed help. Steve asked if he had any anti-freeze. He went back into the closed pizzeria and came out with a little bit of anti-freeze. It was clear this man was getting ready to leave since he brought his car to the front of the parking lot. Nonetheless, he offered to drive to the WA-WA and buy us some anti-freeze. And he did so. Steve paid him for the anti-freeze and offered him some money for his time, this kind man refused.
We were lucky to make it home. As we pulled in the driveway, the car temperature was high and the car was starting to overheat. Just in time……………..
IN CASE YOU DON’T GET THE POINT, THIS GUY DELAYED GOING HOME AT ALMOST MIDNIGHT TO HELP COMPLETE STRANGERS. A BONUS – HE IS FROM VENEZUELA.
The next day I called the store to let them know what happened and what a great employees he was. When I wanted to speak with the manager, I was told he was busy and by-the-way – this guy WAS THE MANAGER (I think my unintentional bias was at work). I wanted to write a letter to Donald Trump that not everyone who is from South of the Border is bad or a threat to this country or a criminal. In fact, this gentleman was a kind, store owner helping his fellow citizen.
Just goes to show you, not everything or everyone is what it seems.
Oh, and about that silly cancer that I live with, most recent Pet/CT scan showed no issues from my neck down. MRI showed no new tumors – all stable.
AND……………………………………………………………………..FUCK CANCER EVERY DAY, EVERY MINUTE AND EVERY SECOND – YOU EVIL BEAST.