Ginger McConnell

I have held many titles in my life, but there are a few that I am most proud of: Levi’s Mother, Tom’s Wife and 2-Time Cancer Survivor. Now, I get to add another title to add to that list – Executive Director. Firefly has been a dream of mine for many years. It wasn’t until I received an amazing gift during my own cancer journey that I had the motivation to make it a reality.

A group of friends and family put together a benefit for my family and I. The financial support from that benefit was beyond anyone’s expectations and served as a much-needed lifeline for medical bills. The relief I felt when I left that night was beyond anything I have ever imaged.

But it was another feeling from that night that stayed with me. The overwhelming support that I felt with every hug, every smile, every prayer. It lifted me. I was feeling so worn out and alone and to be honest, it wouldn’t have mattered how much money they handed me that night because I had been given something more valuable.

That night, I made the decision that every cancer patient deserves to feel the support that I had received, both financially & emotionally. That was the beginning of Firefly. It is my belief that every person who chooses to fight this disease should have the opportunity to. I am proud to have Firefly – A Spark of Hope be a resource of other’s fight.