Cancer patient gets emotional surprise when she calls to cancel reservations after diagnosis
A Kentucky woman learned the true value of community when a local restaurant came to her after she called to cancel reservations because she was too sick from cancer.
Wanting to try a new restaurant, Becky Blair and her family made reservations for the Melting Pot a while back for a girls' night out. "Aunt Becky" would be the guest of honor, WAVE reported.
"She's one of the greatest women that I know. She would do anything for anybody," her niece Leah Pratt told WAVE.
But it wasn't long before the family got some devastating news.
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"A month and a half ago, I thought I could run a marathon," Blair said, blinking through tears.
But just days ago, Blair's recent stomach pains became unbearable. Doctors soon told the Louisville woman that they had found a mass on her lung that had grown and wrapped around the arteries to her heart, another one on her aorta and one more on her lymph nodes. The doctors diagnosed her with inoperable lung cancer.
After her family got the life-changing news, Blair's niece called the Melting Pot to explain the cancellation to the restaurant.
The call hit a chord with the assistant manager of the restaurant, Alex Miner.
"Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer and for someone to be so forthcoming with that information, a bell went off in me," Miner explained.
So Miner decided if Aunt Becky couldn't come to the restaurant, they would bring the restaurant to her. So he packed up the restaurant and brought it to Blair at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
Blair's gratitude was overwhelming. The cancer patient thanked the restaurant for her bringing her girls' night out inside her hospital.
"That means so much, I don't even know you all," said Blair, who was was so touched by this surprising act of kindness, she couldn't help but get emotional.
"I've never had anything done for me in my life like this," she explained.
The touching act brought the woman comfort in a time of crisis and just goes to show how much a little act of kindness can mean to another human being.
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