Divinity Gives Back 2016 was a tremendous success! Thanks to the generosity of our incredible patients, in just short of a month, we collected $2100 in Gift Cards, which we matched with a check for another $2100, giving the Ehrman/Harvey Family a total of $4,200 for Christmas!!! That’s in addition to the bags of food, cleaning supplies, cards and baskets that were donated, as well as the hundreds of prayers that went out for this family! WOW!
Heather, Anya & the gang stopped by Divinity MedSpa yesterday to pick up their gifts and were moved to tears, as were we. I had never been so proud of the work that we do and the people we serve here…it was a moment I will never forget.
Anya wasn’t feeling well, so they couldn’t stay long, but we got to speak with Heather for a few moments. When we told Heather the total collected, she was speechless! “NO way!!!! This feels like a dream, except I never could have dreamt this up! Thank you, thank you, thank you!” she exclaimed, eyes welling. We enjoyed chatting with Anya’s big brother & sister and then took a quick couple of pictures. It was as they were about to leave that Heather turned around and said these profound words…
“Ours is not a sad story, it’s a story of hope and faith…yes, trials and tribulations, but endurance and overcoming. We wouldn’t have survived the last two years without the generosity of others, and it’s so comforting to know that people are innately good on the inside!”
This whole experience with Heather’s family has touched each of us in a very unique way. Although Anya’s battle is heartbreaking, her courageousness is inspiring. Heather’s unending strength, pulling her family through years of turmoil while continuing to keep them laughing, teaching them that the world is a beautiful place, is the epitome of what ever mother aspires to be. But what touched us most of all was the way all of YOU embraced this family with us to make their lives just a little bit better…you guys ROCK!
“I thought I was going to die because I hurt so much, but now I know that sometimes you just have to get used to the pain and FIGHT through it because we can do hard things, as long as we stick together, right Mom?”
– Anya Cale
Anya’s journey to recovery continues…If you’d like to keep an eye on her, or help the family in any way, please join Team Anya by following them at www.Facebook.com/anyacale
or make a donation at https://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/team-anya-cale-beatleukemia/257289