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An Out-Of-this-WOrld reminder
After 15 years, the message behind this angel statue still speaks to Debbie Davison.

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his angel packs a powerful reminder of God's
love for Debbie Davison.
It came to her during some of her most
difficult days.
At 41, a mammogram revealed she had breast cancer
in 2001, leading to a lumpectomy and chemotherapy.
Just as she was about to begin radiation, the
employees at her business, Home Healthcare Plus,
channeled their care for her into a special sunshine
basket for her. Davison's sister, Shelly Green, headed up
the collection and remembers her sister's reaction.
"She was close to tears," Green said. "It was very
special to her that we surprised her with that. Debbie still
came in and worked and we knew she was tired and
we knew it was hard on her."
They filled the basket with 33 individually
wrapped gifts, one for each day of radiation.
"It was fun to look forward to a motivational gift before each treatment," Davison said. "Thirty-three treatments
- 33 gifts of love, encouragement and support."
Davison saved many of
them, including a gratitude
journal and a plastic pearl
necklace with pink ribbons.
But her most treasured gift
is a ceramic angel from Green.
The angel holds a sparrow. As
Green eloquently explained in a card,
it serves as a reminder of the Bible verse
Matthew 10:29, "Are not two sparrows sold
for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the
ground outside your father's care."
"I just wanted to encourage her that God knows
what we don't understand," Green said, "and he will
be with her and guide her and remind her when she's
down that he's still in control - and he always has
her in the palm of his hand."
The angel sits by Davison's jewelry box on her
bedroom dresser in her Village of Pinellas home.
It's a special reminder that she's always loved and
never alone.
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