Last Wednesday, I drove to the Altru Cancer Center in Grand Forks to be tested to see if my bone marrow matches up with Missi Sue's. This is the first time I had been to the facility - it's beautiful!
The ladies at the front asked me who I was testing for and when I said "Melissa Peterson." They both smiled. "Ohhh... we're rooting for her!!"
"Me too!" I smiled. "My brother came yesterday with my mom- Vicki Guillemette..?"
"Vicki is your mom!!!'
"She had us laughing all day - oh lucky you to have Vicki and Missi"
I noticed a beautiful quilt on a grand piano - a wife of a cancer patient made it - There's a drawing; I hope mom remembered to sign herself up. On the main reception desk, there's a bowl of hats and scarves - free for the taking.
"Do you accept hand made donations?"
"Those are the favorites."
I got a little excited. I love to crochet and have the perfect pattern.
My blood was collected, and they sent me along my way. I felt humbled by these ladies making this their life's work. I thanked them for being so compassionate with me and my family...