Scott Murray, 52, never thought he would have to beg strangers for money. But when the cancer patient could no longer afford to feed himself, he simply had no other choice.
Murray is currently battling his third round of non-Hodgkins lymphoma since he was first diagnosed with the disease back in 2004, according to the Ottawa Citizen. He was put on medical disability and lives off of $1,500 a month.
On Jan. 9, he reluctantly decided to panhandle outside of a shopping center. Locals opened their wallets without question, giving Murray a financial boost and renewed hope, the outlet reported.
He was inspired to write an emotional letter thanking the city which was published in the Ottawa Citizen.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen generous bystanders open up their hearts for a cancer patient in need on the side of a road.
Back in 2012, when Randy Cox of Gladewater, Texas, was diagnosed with cancer, his son, Drew, who was 6 years old at the time, sprung into action, KLTV reported.
The child set up a lemonade stand one Saturday afternoon, charging 25 cents a cup. Drew collected more than $10,000.