Woman Donates Wedding Ring To Cancer Research

By: Ali Reed
By: Ali Reed

A gesture of kindness at a hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut inspires staff and patients alike.

An anonymous donor left a special gift behind.

Ali Reed reports.

Her name remains a mystery, but her story has inspired many.

She calls herself a 'cancer survivor's wife.'

Last week she left behind this note in the chapel of St. Vincent's medical center.

Taped to the note was her diamond wedding ring.

The note reads: 'I would like to donate this ring to cancer patients.

I had it appraised. My ring is worth 3-thousand-300-dollars.

I thought it was incredible.

I thought what a beautiful gesture.

It was a hospital staff member who found it in front of the Virgin Mary statue.

This is something you can't even describe because it's a precious thing to give away for another patient.

That's wonderful and I don't know how to describe that because that was a nice thing to do.

It was a wife's way of thanking the hospital for saving her husband.

It literally took my breath away.

We do know the woman decided to leave this note here at the hospital because it's written on the back of a medical bandage and as you can see here the ring is secured by medical tape.

While the ring will gift the hospital more than 3-thousand-dollars,

It's the gesture alone that seems to be having the greatest impact.

It’s really something to do to give your wedding ring but I can imagine being grateful for the survivor that she gave the rings in appreciation for how he recovered that's what we look for.

Reporter: Does that give you hope and inspiration?

Oh sure, sure.

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