Aloha Friends, 

       Today’s Seva story #48 of 100 comes from Rebecca who lives in Kihei. I am collecting 100 Seva stories to share ideas, inspiration and spread positive news, Seva means selfless service for the benefit of community and the environment.
Rebecca writes:  “Two years ago, my friend Lynette’s husband, Carlos, underwent a minor surgical procedure to remove a cyst from his back.  At the time they did not know that what appeared to be a cyst, was a rare form of cancer, called lyposarcoma.  In the two years that have passed, Carlos had to quit his job while his wife has been dedicated full time to driving him to appointments, administering medications, as well as being PTA president. 

Many friends knew of Carlos’ initial diagnosis, and over time people assumed he would recover, but he hasn’t.  This March they discovered that the cancer has spread aggressively into his lungs, and is probably not treatable. After two years of doing every cancer treatment possible, the family is heartbroken and financially destroyed.
I wish there was more I could do to change the outcome of Carlos’ cancer.  I wish I could remove his pain and ease their financial burden.  But I can’t.  So Lynette asked me to have people bring them dinners.  Using the website,I organized this. There are times in our lives when people ask, “What can I do to help out?” The answer can be to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a Meal Train.
Thus far we have had nine people sign up to bring meals, and 3 cash donations.  Though it is a small thing, I am certain Lynette and Carlos are grateful to know that others care and remember them through this challenging time and the struggles that await them in the future.  

Sometimes it is by feeding bodies and that we lift up souls.”

Here is a link to the mail train in case you want to participate with this one or start one for someone in the future.