Four words come to mind when you think about Jay: kindness, joy, resilience and optimism. Jay was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2019. Jay has been receiving unconditional love and support from family and friends. The University of Vermont Cancer Center has not only provided brilliant medical care, but more importantly, the medical staff has given him a close family away from home filled with compassion, dedication, love and kindness. This can never be measured, but only felt. Jay has said, “They are my heroes and I couldn’t imagine going on this journey without them. They make me smile and cry at the same time.”
Over the years, Jay has received numerous blood transfusions to manage his health.
So how does Jay give back in a way that will make a difference in the way that UVM has made a difference to him?
Here is how you come in.
To honor Jay, we are hosting a “Virtual Blood Dive.” All you have to do is go to your local American Red Cross center, share your love and give a little blood to help so many others who like Jay has benefited so much from. Such a small thing can make the biggest difference.
Having received so much selfless care and goodness from the folks at University of Vermont, it is Jay’s way of saying thank you and offering his gratitude by paying it forward.
Please help us in this very important endeavor. Jay said, “I cannot thank you enough for caring enough to do something if you are able to.”
Please invite your friends!