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Special delivery: USPS brings gifts to cancer patients

November 6, 2023

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To mark the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, United States Postal Service (USPS) employees dropped off gifts at the Southeastern Medical Oncology Center (SMOC) to be given to patients at the treatment facility.

Michelle Wilson serves as the local union steward for the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, and she explained, “I went to my postmaster and said, ‘let’s do something for breast cancer,” she said. “This is where my daughter comes for treatment.”

Wilson informed, “He made it happen, and we just did it. Everybody got together and donated something, and that was, that was a genuine act of kindness. Because if you have someone that’s a loved one who has cancer, you know that it is just overwhelmingly devastating to the family”.

“We just wanted to do something for the community,” she continued, “And (Postmaster) Paul (Bragiel) was very, very, very supportive of it. So we all just came together.” Wilson added, “And this isn’t the last time. We’re going to try to go bigger and better next year. But I am grateful for him. He made it happen.”

“I just gave them instructions” said Bragiel. “And they did it, man; they got the volunteers, they made it happen. You know, it’s all about having fun and enjoying life. Part of that is definitely trying to help people in need, trying to help them with that opportunity to enjoy life in whatever ways we can.”

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