One Woman’s Father, Bone Cancer, and My Life’s Purpose
Some days, it just pays to be a blender salesman. And I don’t mean just getting paid to sell blenders.
A woman came up in the middle of one of my demos and said that she was ready to buy, right then. I hopped down and grabbed a white machine, all the extras and placed everything in her cart. Usually, that and a handshake end my part of the transaction.
She looked at me, a sense of love and hope shimmering through her eyes.
Standing next to her was her elderly father. “He has diabetes. And bone cancer,” she said. “We’re buying this because we’re hoping it will help change his condition.”
I had run into this once before. At my very first Vitamix show, in Albuquerque, NM, a woman came up to me and told that they’d bought a machine because her daughter had bone marrow cancer. They had read that eating a lot of kale and other leafy greens will help get rid of it. And that’s just what they did.
So today, I shared this story with this woman. She pulled her father close, a surge of electricity shooting through her smile.
I took the next five minutes to show them how to pick out nutrient dense fruits and vegetables using the ANDI scale, and some other suggestions on how to start fighting the battle they had ahead of them.
And suddenly, I felt a sense of purpose that I hadn’t felt in a long time. And it helped solidify something for me; to be a professional researcher, educator, and entrepreneur in the field of plant-based health and nutrition.
In coming months, you’re going to see a shift in these L2B postings. They’re going to focus less on blender recipes, and more on overall health, good food, and good living.
Thank you for being a member of the Learn2Blend community. I hope you continue to be an even more active part of this journey with me. I can’t tell you how it feels when I see us coming together to change each others’ lives.