Immediately after I was diagnosed with cancer, some friends wanted to pray over me. Before they began praying for me, I started crying and said, “I do not want a ribbon that talks about cancer awareness (aren’t we all quite aware of cancer)?! I want a different kind of ribbon - I wanted a ribbon that talks about God’s Promises, I want a “miracle ribbon!”
The very next day, my daughter came home from college to go to the doctors’ appointments with my husband and me. She walked down the steps and cheerfully said “got my pink on mom!” I immediately responded with a smile saying, “you look beautiful in pink, but mommy wants a different color of ribbon. I want a miracle ribbon. A ribbon that brings awareness to healing, hope, the body, the mind, the spirit, the patient walking through cancer, God’s Promises, Christ, Big C greater than little c.” She responded by flashing her brand new coral painted fingernails in front of me, shrugged her shoulders and said, “Ok then, coral.” As soon as the words came out of her mouth, I responded, “THAT’S IT, it’s CORAL, it’s MIRACORAL (miracle). That’s the color of the ribbon!
I knew it was a beautiful “God wink,” and we could begin a “miracoral movement” to accompany all other ribbons.
While going through fifteen rounds of chemo, several weekly trips to and from the hospital, three surgeries, missed work, trying to work, husband’s missed work, lunches, gas, out-of-pocket expenses, deductibles, integrative self-care, vitamins, medicine, counseling, rinse + repeat, for an entire year+ --My family + I got to experience first hand how emotionally, physically, spiritually, and financially exhausting the journey is! We were so grateful for the outpouring of love from family and friends, to help relieve some of that burden on us and we knew we would want to do the same for others who have an “emergency medical crisis bomb” dropped in their own lap. This is how the MIRACORAL for-purpose business formed.
Help relieve emotional, physical, spiritual + financial pressure from families who are walking through a medical crisis. “Galatians 6:2” – Bear one another’s burdens.