Class of 2017
Meet Abdullah a recent graduate of Pottstown High School. His Senior Year took a turn no one was expecting and he entered cancer treatment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
We were delighted to meet Abdullah and his mom recently at CHOP in King of Prussia (KOP). In fact, that meeting launched a whole new program for us. A few weeks later we started providing meals for the cancer families there. Monday’s can be awfully long clinic days so they’re the perfect day to walk along side the KOP cancer families and deliver lunch. So we do, deliver lunch for thirty-five every Monday since and we have no intention of stopping.
We also learned that Abdullah’s treatment and blood counts were going to make graduation night tough on him and his family. He had a special menu in mind graduation night and I knew Mom had to be exhausted. So, Peter, with the help of Olive Garden in Collegeville, happily provided a small grad party for them.
Someday soon we hope that he’ll be feeling more like himself and will be up to partying with his friends. Congratulations to you, Abdullah, and health and happiness to you and your family!
11/26/2022 08:32:01 am
Thanks for sharing the article, and more importantly, your personal experience of mindfully using our emotions as data about our inner state and knowing when it’s better to de-escalate by taking a time out are great tools. Appreciate you reading and sharing your story since I can certainly relate and I think others can to
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