The first day of Charlie's stay in the hospital, a lady came in his room with a bouquet of daffodils and placed them on a table near us. I had asked her who they were from and she said they were given to Charlie by an anonymous American Cancer Society donor. Each stemmed daffodil was tightly closed. As each hour went by, I noticed that they were slowly opening up. By the end of the day they were all fully opened. Periodically through the day I would go down to the first floor to get a cup of hot tea and notice on the way to the elevator the entire cancer wing had daffodils everywhere you looked. The bright yellow did indeed put some sunshine on that floor.
About Daffodil Days
Daffodil Days is one of the American Cancer Society's oldest and most beloved fundraising programs. As the first flower of spring, the daffodil represents hope and renewal. To the American Cancer Society, the daffodil symbolizes the hope we all share for a future where cancer no longer threatens those we love. For 35 years, Daffodil Days has empowered people to make a difference in the fight against cancer by raising funds and awareness to help beat the disease. Daffodil Days involves offering daffodils every spring to donors in appreciation for their contributions, but it is about more than just giving beautiful flowers - it is everyone's opportunity to share hope for a world free of cancer. By giving daffodils to friends, family members, local businesspeople, and even cancer patients, you are really giving hope by enabling the Society to offer free programs and services to improve the lives of people facing cancer.
Your support of American Cancer Society Daffodil Days helps give strength and hope to the millions of Americans facing cancer.
I want to thank you for all of the comments that you left on my previous post. They were the wind beneath my wings. Your words of encouragement (Nina and your swift kick in the pants) were heart felt and I am deeply touched.
Thank you ~