It’s funny how the timing of things works out. This week, the day that I got the info about SGI’s Goin’ Bald for Bucks was the same day I took a close family member  to an appointment at Roswell. As we walked through the all-too-familiar hallways there, I thought how it really is an amazing place. From the friendly valets, to the woman playing piano in the lobby, to strangers in the elevator saying hi, to anyone and everyone holding doors for one another, Roswell is a place full of genuine kindness that you don’t see just anywhere.

I don’t know if it’s because you assume most people in there are dealing with the “c” word in one way or another, but it’s a place where everyone is there to help, whether it’s the nurses and doctors, or people you don’t know who probably know how you feel. Everyone has a smile for you, everyone strikes up a conversation with you, nobody stares at you if you have no hair.

Nobody wants to be at Roswell, but if you are one of the way too many dealing with the “c” word, it’s comforting knowing there’s a place like Roswell nearby to go to, with some of the most state-of-the-art equipment out there, and even more importantly, a dedicated, cutting-edge medical team that makes patients feel comfortable and full of hope.

A year ago, I never thought I’d be able to write first-hand about Roswell, but now that I can, I cannot say enough good things about it. If you yourself or someone you love is spending their time there, surely you will agree that despite the reason for being there, many good things come out of having such a facility and the people that come with it in our community. If we happen to be there at the same time, I will open the door for you and smile at you, and I’m sure you will do the same for me.

Bald for Bucks is just one way that even the smallest members of our community can help make a huge difference. See the article on page 1 and please consider making a donation to this worthwhile cause.

– Alicia Dziak, Editor, Springville Times