This summer, after spending countless hours in chemotherapy, I decided to publicly thank Dr. Thandiwe Gray, a Sanford oncologist, for all that she has done for My Pink Scarf, Inc. Dr. Gray, along with her staff, has been very instrumental in giving out pink scarves to cancer survivors.
Dr. Gray was nominated and received two awards – the HERO and the Guardian Angel Award. Dr. Gray exemplifies the qualities of a hero: 1. Courage – she provides strength to women who are battling cancer by providing exceptional medical care with compassion and respect. 2. Selflessness – she genuinely cares about each and every patient. Their medical care and emotional well being are of utmost importance to her. 3. Humility – she’s so humble. She doesn’t consider herself any better than anyone else. 4. Patience – she’s never too busy to visit with me when I stop by and deliver scarves. She gives of herself so effortlessly; she makes whoever comes in contact with her feel so special. 5. Caring – she continues to go above and beyond the call of duty. She has given out thousands of pink scarves and continues to do so year after year.