About 21 years ago I was a single mom of a beautiful little boy. Being a single mom I struggled financially and was under a lot of stress with work and raising a child on my own. My mother helped as much as she could, but she was battling colon cancer and was in and out of the hospital. She was always the rock in the family and held us all together like glue. This particular Christmas she was in the hospital at MD Anderson. Over the phone she walked me through making my very first Christmas dinner for the entire family. I was wakened early Christmas morning by a phone call from my mom. She had arranged to have gifts bought for my son. I remember just crying because she made it happen!