What a joy it was to have the Claremore Chapter Rainbow girls joining us today on our Tulsa Cancer Institute Delivery Day!
These girls have worked hard on fundraisers for Joy In The Cause. They have raised funds for care packages, and stuffed Mavis Pearl dogs. We love sponsors to get involved with us and see where their donations go. The girls joined us today to help us deliver these packages of JOY! It was a day of tears, laughter, hugs, and stories that bless the heart. They saw first hand what these visits mean to patients. And to us! I loved seeing the way these girls responded to the patients and enjoyed seeing their hearts just as blessed as those they were blessing.
A HUGE thank you goes out to the Los Angeles, CA organization Sisterhood of the Sacred Scarves and The Spirited Woman, who sponsored the dogs that the Rainbow Girls delivered today.
Alyssa Ebersole, the grand advisor of the rainbow girls, wrote a letter about her experience:
As most know I choose Joy In The Cause as my service project for my term as Worthy Advisor. Yesterday Claremore Rainbow made a trip to Tulsa Cancer Institute where we took part in delivering stuffed Mavis Pearl dogs to all the patients. I can honestly say it was a life changing experience. When Lisa told me we were going to deliver the dogs, I had no idea what to expect. I am honestly having trouble putting into words what I witnessed. It was a life changing experience. I witnessed first chemos, last chemos, and everything in between. I knew I was doing something right when this woman told me she didn’t know there was ever a such thing has having a good day again. The hugs, hand holding, tears, and laughter are what it was all about. I felt like I had known them forever. I’m so thankful for this opportunity and everyone who made it possible.
Thank you to Sisterhood of the Sacred Scarf and Spirit Woman for sponsoring the dogs we delivered today. Thank you to Tulsa Cancer Institute for having such a wonderful and welcoming staff. Thank for allowing us to do this. Thank you to Lisa Jernigan Bain for bringing Claremore Rainbow on this trip with you and allowing us to see where the money we are raising goes. It has been a pleasure to work with you and see the lives we are touching. Thank you for sharing your sweet moms story with us. I know she’s JOY jumping from Heaven!! I’m so thankful that you two have had such positive attitudes during the rough times in your life. You created an amazing organization.