At Tenaciously Teal, we deal in moments. The moment we hand a Cancer Care Pack to a fighter during treatment and they suddenly feel noticed and loved. The moment at a Brave Shave Party when hair loss isn’t faced by a fighter alone, but instead surrounded by those whom they love the most. An Empowerment Shoot where, for a moment, a cancer fighter feels beautiful and strong, instead of sick. The moment when a social worker hands a fighter a T. Teal gas card and they can afford an upcoming trip to treatment.
This past year, T. Teal provided thousands of moments to cancer fighters. Through the generosity of donors and the work of hundreds of volunteers, T. Teal has been able to surpass its goals for 2017 by providing:
4,000+ Cancer Care Packs
12 Brave Shave & Empowerment Shoots
$10,000 in Gas & Grocery Assistance
$4,500 in grants from our Board Designated Fund
However, even as we reach more and more cancer fighters, the epidemic of cancer continues to grow. In Oklahoma alone, the number of new cancer diagnosis equate to more than 50 people every day hearing the words “you have cancer”. The reality is overwhelming, but as long as there are fighters, T. Teal will keep showing up to spread hope and love. We will be a listening ear, a hand to hold, a kind note from the heart, financial help for those who have fallen through the cracks, and a reminder to each fighter that they matter.
One moment may not change the world, but it can change the world for one person. When you support T. Teal, your hand print is on every good moment we provide. Every smile and laugh and thankful tear. Will you stand with us in 2018 and help us continue to provide moments to cancer fighters?
I need to thank someone. Today at Mercy chemotherapy in Oklahoma City, Mercy Hospital, someone brought me a gift. Maybe I was a old man in the corner, but it was wonderful. It meant a lot to me. Thank you for your efforts, your prayers, your concerns. I may not be curable, but you help me keep going. Thank you for TTeal. Thank you for all the wonderful work you do. From an old man in the corner, thank you.
It meant the absolute world to me to receive this goody bag filled with TONS of awesome, thoughtful surprises just for me. The hand written note, the words of encouragement, and everything else inside filled my heart with so much happiness. I just cried immediately at the thought of complete strangers spending such time and love on something for me, I almost couldn't see what was inside through my happy tears! I enjoyed almost every item right away, and will keep everything close to me at all times so I can be constantly reminded that you guys are out there, and that you care about me. Thank you, thank you so so much. ❤
My daughter was given the opportunity to have an Empowerment Photoshoot with Tarah & an amazing group of women. The whole experience was epic for her. They all reminded us that compassion and laughter even through trials still exist. They helped her to laugh and smile again. They helped to remind her that she is beautiful and strong. We will forever be greatful to this amazing organization and all it stands for! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts & God Bless you all!
Just wanted to make sure you know how much this means to me and everyone who received this very pretty bag with EVERYTHING you need when you are in the hospital! Made my day to have the sweet woman at the front desk stop me today as I went in for my shot and say "hey honey I have something for you". It is very much appreciated and does not ever go unnoticed just so you know.