Patient Story – Elaine Holmesdale

Patient Story

When Elaine and Bruce Holmesdale made a donation of $500 to the Volunteer Cancer Drivers we were deeply moved and thankful for their generosity.

Elaine worked for many years cleaning other people’s houses, estimating to be around 250 customers. Whenever she needed new customers she would travel door to door with her clipboard, noting the names of new customers that needed her services. She said, “I looked for the pebbles on the beach”.

When we asked why she would give such a generous donation. “I was just totally impressed with the love and help I got. The woman volunteer driver I had just jumped out of the car and opened my door. She was right there. It was nothing but love. And nurses in the hospital, the chemo nurses…they were just absolutely wonderful.”

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