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One Cereal Bowl at a Time

Cheerios Helps Camp Fire Survivor Rebuild and Battle Cancer

Posted: Feb. 19, 2019 6:24 PM
Updated: Feb. 19, 2019 6:24 PM

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survivor story-pkg andryanna says: "if you visit diane anytime soon you best believe take down andryanna two line please you'll be offered a nice big bowl of cheerios. that's because its one of the few things she's able to keep down while she's undergoing her chemo treatment. and its all thanks to general mills." cheerios has been there for diane brown and her wife merribeth these last three months. diane says: "these are some daffodils that i dug up from our yard in paradise when i went back." it all started when they narrowly escaped the flames from the camp fire down in paradise california back in november. diane says: "and the flames were coming up on one side of the road. there was stuff blowing all over the place. it was about to jump the road and go over the hill. it w like diriving into the gates of hell." for a moment they thought they would die--trapped in their cars trying to get out of twon. but they finally made it out--taking a moment to breathe. diane says: "we felt safe for a minute but was a box of honey nut cheerios." once they found a hotel to stay in, diane took a moment to email the cheerios team about their escape and thank them for when her favorite cereal became their saving grace. since then diane and cheerios have become sort of pen pals. the cheerios team knows shes battling two different types of breast cancer. and that she's now living in southern oregon. so they wanted to help her settle into her new life. diane says: "yesterday these big boxes arrived. and merribeth says 'did you order some cheerios and i said 'well no'" it was just a gift from the cheerios team in minnesota to help them start their new lives in central point --two big cardboard boxes full of both regular and honey nut cheerios. and another box complete with a whole plate set, complete with mugs, plates and of course, big cereal bowls. diane says: "i mean people in minnesota did this out of the goodness of their hearts and we love the bowls their huge." thankfully one of the few things she tells me she doesn't get nauseous just looking at it while going through chemo--is cheerios. nat pop her smacking/eating the cheerios and she'll have plenty for a while. in central point, andryanna sheppard, newswatch 12.
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