Had a group of regulars come in tonight who I used to serve every week when they would come in. Tonight was special though. John brought in his sister who just recently was given a clean bill of health of being cancer free. She had undergone months of Chemo and Radiation, at the highest levels I might add, in order to fight the good fight to overcome such a scary part of today’s society. She had her hat on her head, but said it was like wearing a badge that she had won, and defeated the most extreme challenge she had ever faced. She told me it was her will to live, to not just give up, to push through the pain, which is what defeated her cancer. She said the doctors couldn’t believe she was able to do what she did to survive. So tonight, I told her I was giving her a victory meal, and that her dinner was on us, as well as a Gift Certificate for her to bring everyone back and enjoy something on us. I then gave her a Pay if Forward to give to someone else. The first thing she said was that she was going to go back to the treatment center and give it to a family there in order to help them with the burden that they too are facing. I gave her a hug and she kissed my cheek and told me she was grateful there are people like myself and places like T-Bones who care about others as much as we do. I shook John’s hand and thanked him for bringing his family in for dinner.
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