Sara Talks about Vines & Vibes
August 26, 2018
Heather was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and has undergone extensive treatments, surgeries and tests. She asked us if we could provide a night out for her and her devoted husband: “The opportunity for a night out, to forget about cancer and just be with each other would be amazing. Since meeting in 2001, we share a love of all things Motley Crue. To attend a concert together would be a memory we would treasure and a night of cancer-free fun would be a lovely break from the daily difficulties that come with living with cancer.”
Thanks to the generosity of the band’s management, we were able to secure prime tickets and a back-stage tour with a meet & greet with the band for Heather. She shared her experience with us:
“Wow, I don’t even know where to begin. Words can’t express how much last night meant to Jeff and me. Living with a terminal illness is exhausting. Every day, my mortality is in my face and I’m constantly battling treatment side effects, sitting in chemo for hours, running to appointments and scans, etc. I don’t ever get a break. Ever. But last night, my husband and I were able to just have fun and not think about the realities of our situation. We could forget and be in the moment. That is priceless. Jeff and I have been to 10 Motley Crue concerts over the past 14 years together. Each one has been a night that holds a special place in our heart. Now that we have a four-year old daughter, Jeff and I don’t get very many nights to ourselves. That time together as a couple and making memories is more important than ever, given my situation, and we can’t thank you enough for making it happen.
When I first found out that Do It For the Love Foundation got us tickets, I couldn’t believe it. I was beside myself with excitement. And then….it got even better! I was able to actually meet the band!! Talk about an absolutely surreal once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
In the weeks leading up to the concert, my health took a very sudden and scary turn. I honestly did not think that I would be able to attend the concert. But I held onto hope that maybe I could pull it off. The concert was one day after a new chemo that sent me to the hospital last round. Imagine my surprise when I woke up that morning and was able to get out of bed. So, I made the decision to power through and I did it! I truly believe that if not for the concert, I wouldn’t have been able to get moving that day. It was a huge victory for me. Not only was I able to thank the band for years of amazing memories (which was just the coolest!), but we had the most fun ever. The seats were absolutely incredible!! I’m definitely paying the price for having so much fun last night, but every pain is worth it. No matter how scary my situation gets, I’ll always be able to look back at last night and smile. Thank you so much for the priceless gift. My husband will always have those memories of us rocking out and laughing together at one last Crue show. And that makes me happy beyond words 🙂 What you guys do for people is simply incredible.”