We first featured Sharon Grammer and her Sunshine Boxes in 2012. Back then, she was in remission from her second bout with cancer. She had a smile then, and against all odds, she's still smiling today.
"There have been bright spots in the middle of this real big mess," Sharon said with a smile.
Sharon started delivering what she calls Sunshine Boxes to patients with cancer at Novant Health Hospital. Little gifts to make chemo just a little easier. She started this mission in 2008 after someone did it for her.
"I've always liked to help people and it's meant so much to me to get thank you notes and phone calls from people that say what it meant to them."
Since we first met Sharon, she's come through another round of cancer and now is into her fourth battle with primary peritoneal carcinoma.
In the midst of all that, now yet another disaster has left her without a home.
Toxic mold started growing in the apartment she rented. Every stitch of clothing, piece of paper, photos, furniture right down to her grandmother's cedar chest. Every thing she ever owned is now deemed deadly and has to be destroyed.
"It just seems never ending when I try to compile a list of what I lost, it just seems never ending," Sharon said.
You might think a woman with so much to be sad about, couldn't possibly find the strength to smile. But that's not how Sharon sees it.
"Sometimes you're the bird, sometimes you're the statue," Sharon said with a roar of laughter.
Sharon's daughter has set up a fundraising website to help replace what she lost. Already, people are reaching deep into their pockets to help her. Just the same as she's reached so deep into her heart to help others.
If you'd like to help Sharon, check out her website at, http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/the-home-that-love-furnished/218729