Sep 28, 2011 01:01AM - edited Sep 28, 2011 01:05AM by Mantra
I can understand how you feel. I too was disappointed in some people who didn't donate. And surprised at others who did. But then I thought of it in a different way. Before I was diagnosed, my top charity was heart and stroke. I couldn't afford to donate to everyone who asked so I just donated to people raising funds for heart and stroke. However, now that I was diagnosed with BC, I only donate to Breast cancer runs, etc. So don't take it personally. We would all love to be able to donate to all of our friends and families causes, but it isn't realistic.
I remember thinking "maybe I'll just donate a couple of dollars" but then thought I would come across as cheap so I opted not to donate to any other causes except my own cause at that time. Be proud of what you did accomplish . .. every dollar counts.
Completely off topic but, last year when my dog passed away, I sent an email to people who knew him. I was SHOCKED to receive donation cards in his name. People had donated funds to vet colleges, human society etc. I also received sympathy cards. I felt horrible because I had never done this before for anyone. . . had never even thought of it and never knew people did such a thing.