I moved to Oregon 2 1/2 years ago. I left behind my dearest friends and family in search of a job that I was happy in. I worried that I was making a HUGE mistake leaving everyone I loved. I was afraid I would never have a support group like I did in California.
After my cancer diagnosis, I needed a support group more than ever.
I hate asking for help, but I know this is going to be the time when I need it the most.
Everyone who I’ve told has been amazing to me. The amount of support I have received from coworkers and friends is overwhelming.
I’ve worked at jobs where I wasn’t supported. Part of moving here was to find a place where I worked with people who believed in the mission and treated each other with respect. My coworkers have been amazing to me and I’m truly grateful for them. I have had many people reach out to check up on me, someone brought me dinner, I was sent flowers, someone gave me a surgery kit, and another group of people gave me gifts that I could use while recovering.
Not to leave out my family and best friends! You guys are awesome too and I couldn’t go through this without you.