Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cancer and Cigar Boxes Part 3

In August I had a melanoma taken off the bottom of my foot and a couple of days later a plastic surgeon reconstructed that same foot. I'm currently healing and trying to walk...it's not easy!

That plastic surgeon is a warm and compassionate doctor, who spent time talking to me about my situation. He and his nurse gave me pep talks discussing what comes next. In appreciation for their concern, I gave them each a thank you card I had made. They loved them and asked where they could buy the cards. I said I would bring them to my next appointment. I did and the doctor and his staff bought $86 worth of my cards. When I showed off a recycled cigar box, the doctor offered me a deal...he would give me lots of cigar boxes (he doesn't smoke in the office) in exchange for 2 of my decorative boxes. He in turn would donate them to a breast cancer fund raiser. 



Well, I brought the newly decorated boxes to the doctor last week and he loved them.

I used ribbons, lace, Tim Holtz supplies and the Graphic 45 "Ladies Diary" paper collection. I'm really proud of these and hope they go over well at the fund raiser.

16 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh Carla I hope you get well soon and such a wonderful gesture of your doctor to give you boxes. The ones you made for him are stunning!

Lindsay Weirich said...

that is grea that they are going to a good cause. I wish you a speedy recovery!

Crystelle said...

So sorry to hear about your foot challenges! On the bright side: your doctor and his staff sound so awesome and supportive! $86 dollars worth... GREAT!
Have fun with your new cigar boxes!
Your designs are so cute...

Julie said...

I hope you recover quickly! You did a great job on the cigar box. It looks great. I'm stopping by from the Get Social Sunday party. I'd love for you to share this box at my Monday Party. http://www.thisgalcooks.com/2012/09/marvelous-mondays-link-party-11.html

Have a great evening!

Julie

A Lived in Home said...

Thanks for linking up to my party! I hope to see you again!

Michelle's Tasty Creations said...

Carla,
Wishing you a speedy recovery! These boxes are beautiful. What a wonderful gesture on the Doctors part to donate the boxes. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week! Have a wonderful weekend
Michelle

Crystelle said...

Another awesome cigar box! So excited about your cause!

A Little Knick Knack said...

What a great story, Carla! I gave you a feature today and hope you can come by and see. The boxes will do great at the auction, I'm sure! I hope it raises plenty of money for cancer research and I hope you are feeling better from your surgery! Good luck!

orfanannie said...

Good luck on your recovery and thanks for sharing your boxes with us! Outstanding work that will surely raise outstanding amounts of money for the cancer cause!

Christine said...

Those are beautiful.
Such a caring doctor and staff.

Wish you a full and swift recovery.

Anonymous said...

they are beautiful. you're a creative and talented person. i have stage IV breast cancer and creating soothes the sole. i wish you well

Jean said...

All doctors should be so compassionate!

mea5798 said...

all i can say is wow..the boxes are gorgeous and your doctor is amazing!

Rea' said...

Beautiful box and awesome testimony! Your healing is on it's way!! With an awesome "team" like that I'm believing for supernatural healing God Bless you !

suzyq said...

Now that's a Doctor who remembers why he became a Doctor!!!
Love your post more than I can say.
Rest and be well
Big hugs,
Suzan

Janet Nelson said...

With great doctors as you have described, you are sure to be as good as new soon. Love your projects.