Cleaning With A Meaning
GAINESVILLE - Cleaning for a reason, a non-profit is providing free, professional house cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment. We talk to a local partner in North Central Florida, making the lives of these women a little easier.
Dealing with cancer is a tough thing to do, and living with it can be even more difficult. This is why one non-profit is providing cleaning services to cancer patients and today we talk to one of those. For 93-year-old Miriam White, cancer is a genetic enemy.
In fact, it took her mother's life. And while white finds herself in a similar situation, she says she won't go down without a fight. "And she died at 62 because she wouldn't take care of her body… So I was determined I wasn't going to do that, and I didn't," White said.
White has been battling cancer on and off since 1970. She's used to the tests and routine check-ups that come with it. "Surgeries… I had a complete hysterectomy, I had a gallbladder surgery, I had all sorts of surgeries all those years," White said.
And while she currently considers herself a survivor, something as simple as cleaning her house can become a tough task. In her time of need, she is happy to know she can count on Mini Maid, a business that is part of Cleaning for a Reason.
Carol Doak the owner of Mini Maid said, "We love using mini maid and our business as a platform to really help people and that's why we've really connected with the cleaning for a reason program… To further extend our community service and help women who are going through the tough battle of cancer."
They offer free house cleanings to women with cancer. There is an application process involved and proof of cancer treatment must be provided.
"Something that is so simple for us that we do every day, day in and day out that it does pay our bills and does make our paychecks nicer, we can put a meaning behind it so we say we put meaning behind our cleaning," Doak said.
Cleaning for a Reason is the only foundation in America cleaning homes for women with cancer. Christine Asbell, a decade long employee, is glad to be part of the program. "Knowing how happy she is with our cleaning and it gives me like a sense of peace when I leave. It brightens my day really, like when we get to come and see her, I am like-- oh my favorite person! I get to see her, so even if I am having a little off day, when I come to Ms. White and I leave, I feel good."
"And I am well pleased with them and everything they've done for me over several years," White said.
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