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.