2:02 AM EDT, October 28, 2011
It's hard to part with a piece of emotion. You've probably received special letters or cards that you can't give up.
A Folsom woman found handwritten treasures are also helping women going through the toughest battle of their lives. Writing can be therapeutic and in this case it’s healing for both the writer and recipient.
Girl Love Mail sends messages of love and encouragement to breast cancer patients like Lorraine Poggione.
"If I was feeling overwhelmed I'd get one about courage or bravery," said Poggione
Gina Mulligan started "Girls Love Mail" because letters got her through breast cancer treatment.
“I realized how we've forgotten how powerful it is to get something handwritten in the mail. I would call it a gift. It is a gift," said Mulligan.
Mulligan gets cards and letters from all over the country and then sends them to cancer centers.
“They're giving a person bad news. These are newly diagnosed patients they're handing these to, so they like the idea of something special to give to them,” Mulligan said.
Mulligan says she'll send out 2,000 pieces of mail this year alone.
One of those cards went to Poggione who says, "These letters help you be a Spartan and overcome anything out there."
Poggione went through chemo, a mastectomy and radiation.
Close friends and these unexpected messages from strangers helped her through the roughest times.
"It's wonderful. I feel like I know someone's going to appreciate this and appreciate the time it took someone else to write the letter,” said Mulligan.
Girls Love Mail does not accept monetary donations. Just send your cards and letters.
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