Paying it Forward in Lemoyne, Cumberland County
This week’s Pay it Forward is in Lemoyne, Cumberland County. It’s where a couple wanted to brighten the day of a friend struggling with some serious health issues.
At first, our Pay it Forward crew was striking out with nominations. One anonymous donor instead insisted on adding $25 to the pay it forward pot, bringing this week’s gift to $225.
Our luck turned around when we came across Mike and Amy Miles. The Miles immediately thought of their friend Bernard Fisher, Mike’s fraternity brother. He hasn’t been able to work while battling issues with his prostate and kidneys.
“He has no insurance, and he really could use it,” Amy Miles said. “No family here, he’s from Philadelphia, and since he’s his fraternity brother, we thought this could be a big, big, help to him.”
When the Miles surprised Fisher at his Lower Paxton Township apartment, he couldn’t believe it.
“My God, what are we on television?” Fisher asked.
“We came here to give you something, 225 dollars!” Amy Miles said.
“Are you serious?” Fisher replied.
Fisher said friends like the Miles and the great care he has received from the staff at Hershey Medical Center have helped him to get better. He encourages all men to get prostate exams and stay on top of their health.
“I look forward to having a productive life as a result of their outstanding care,” he said. “I’m very humbled by this and I’m shocked. I’m usually emotional, but I’m glad I have my glasses on.”
Fisher had to have his prostate removed earlier this month. His doctors now want him to focus on regaining the weight he lost.