Our Key to Keys team had an incredible time last night with our scholarship student, Lydia. Her mother shared two quotes that seem to define Lydia.
“Some people are like stained glass windows, they sparkle when the sun’s out. But, when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there’s a light from within. Lydia’s light from within shines and we believe will be what carries her through.”
“Into each life a little rain must fall. It’s not the sunny days that show you a person’s determination but how their spirit soars through the storms.”
As we pulled out of Charleston on Tuesday, the weather was rather wet and dreary. We headed over to the Hollings Cancer Center to get a tour of the facility, bring the nurses some breakfast and visit with some of the patients. The facility was beautiful. The nurses were very appreciative of their breakfast and we put a smile on so many faces.
After our visit at Hollings, we loaded up in our SUV’s and headed out to our start point. Today was going to be short day since we spent part of the morning at Hollings. The weather was not very wonderful. Rainy, rainy, rainy. No one was looking forward to the ride. A few of us were nervous about riding in the rain. A few had thoughts of maybe not riding due to the weather. However, cancer doesn’t take a break on rainy days so we weren’t going to take break either. For about the first 2 hours of the day it rained.
About an hour and a half into our ride, the weather improved and sun started shining. It made for much better ride. On our way, Joe came across a turtle in the middle of the road and helped him cross to the safety of the grass.
Day 3 ended on a good note. I got to ride with 3 new people. Hear 3 new inspiring stories and gain more perspective about this journey and how my life fits into. I’m feeling pretty incredible. Our Key to Keys group is changing lives. Proud to be a part of the team!