We here at our Thunder Bay office know all too well how supportive our little furry friends can be during a cancer journey. We even have one on staff! Meet Waffles, our littlest volunteer.
Waffles volunteers at our local Thunder Bay office almost every single day. When people have been diagnosed with cancer, it can be some of the scariest moments in their life. When they come to our office for help and support, a cute friendly face really
helps them relax, and feel at home. More importantly, it puts a much-needed smile on their faces.
Waffles can be seen at our office on a cancer patients lap, comforting a patient who is looking for help for the first time. He is out in the community, working at the bank. Waffles can be seen in the wig room, sprawled out on a chair offering his very best opinion. He is the friendly face selling you your daffodil pin. Waffles can be found on a little girls lap, helping her process some difficult news. Waffles is often found scooped up in a donors arms, enjoying a big hug. Waffles for many people, is a ray of sunshine during some of their darkest times.
All of our volunteers bring different skills and personalities to our organization, but no one is quite like our Waffles. Waffles might fall asleep during most meetings, squeak his toys a little too often, and possibility be the messiest water drinker we’ve ever met, but there is no doubt that he is a vital member of our team. Waffles completes the circle of care that we are able to offer our clients here at our Thunder Bay office. He gives them a smile and a snuggle when they probably need it most, and all humour aside, that gift is immeasurable.
Bark for Life really puts a spotlight on this kind of care. If our furry friends could fund research projects, support services and clinical trials for us, we all know they would jump into action immediately. So now were are giving them their chance. It’s time
for them to take us by the leash and lead the way! In this fundraising event, dogs are the stars! Waffles is leading the charge on this amazing event to help give back to all the amazing, strong, and brave cancer fighters he meets every single day. In supporting Waffles, and Bark for Life, you are giving people hope; in the cutest package yet.