The Genesis of an Idea
The Unspoken Understanding
The Sweet Sound of Victory
Playing it Forward
These days, Liz is doing well and back to work -only no longer as a receptionist, but as a Medical Assistant. Her experience inspired her to go back to school to work on her nursing pre-requisites so that she could help others facing their health challenges. In the same spirit of paying it forward at work, Bryan & Liz want to help encourage others facing cancer to celebrate any personal milestones or victories. Thanks to their gift, the bell now has a special place of honor just inside the sliding front doors at WVCI so that any patient can ring it, whenever, and however they choose. Sometimes groups gather outside with the bell under the awning like Liz did, others ringing it loudly right where it stands, and sometimes the rope is tugged gently as it's passed - to the applause of any staff that hear it. Every 6 months or so, when Liz visits WVCI for a check-up and overhears someone ringing the bell, she can’t help smiling. “It’s come full circle,” she says reflecting on her own health journey. With each ring of the bell, Bryan's love and Liz's triumph echo on...now a punctuation in someone else's story.
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