Positive and courageous are just two words used to describe the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle’s 2007 Community Spirit Award recipient, Greta Morrow.
A bone marrow donation helped her battle cancer in 2002. Now, the former high school educator donates her time to helping others. Greta organized the Annual Day of Giving to encourage others to do the same.
Participants were encouraged to drop off food or personal care items. They were also asked to donate blood and register as a tissue, organ or bone marrow donor.
“We’re all in this world together,” she said. “We’re all in the same boat. We were born into an imperfect world. We struggle, and when we help each other, the trip is so much easier and pleasant.”
Greta also works to connect other cancer survivors with support and resources. She has become an advocate for insurance reform and coverage for clinical trials. Greta was an Ambassador to the 2006 Celebration on the Hill in Washington D.C. to lobby for increased funding for cancer research and access to healthcare.
Greta has been active with many organizations such as the American Cancer Society, I Can Cope, Meals on Wheels and Road to Recovery. She is also a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Cheyenne and has been an active member for 32 years.