To help her mother's cancer battle, a daughter tried to buy a second-hand Nutribullet smoothie maker from a stranger only to be amazed by the amount of generosity the stranger offered. When the stranger came to know about the purpose of buying the smoothie maker, he offered her the product free of cost.
To a seller on free auction site Gumtree who was selling a second-hand Nutribullet, Cara Grace Duggan wrote with a view to purchasing it for her mother Kim to help with her cancer. When she told the seller in London he kindly offered to let her have it for free before ordering her a brand new one online for her to collect at a local store.
She wrote on Facebook: "Today I emailed a stranger on Gumtree about a second hand 900w Nutribullet. We've been needing the higher wattage for mums supplements. I needed him to post from London so briefly explained why we wanted it."
She initially wrote: "Hi there. I was wondering if you still have your Nutribullet for sale and if so would you consider posting it? I could pay via PayPal so we're both protected. I've been looking for one for my mom as part of her cancer treatment, but just can't afford the $200 (retail) price tag. Many thanks! Cara"
The seller from London replied: "I'm sorry to hear your mum has cancer. Just send me your address I will post it to you and you don't have to pay for it. I also pray for your mum. And if there is anything I can do for you please let me know."
Her mother realized she had cancer when a lump appeared in her throat and by the time it was diagnosed the family were told it was incurable. She was diagnosed with stage 4 oesophageal cancer last year.
Cara replied to the seller: "Hi! That is so kind but we are honestly willing to pay if you can send us your PayPal address? ... Prayers would be greatly appreciated, her cancer is very advanced but we are staying positive and want to give her green juices to help with treatment so we think a Nutribullet would be great! Many thanks, Cara."
She then received a message saying she had an order to collect from Argos. The seller replied: "It's paid now please collect it today as I don't want you and your mum to wait for the Nutribullet."
She responded: "I'm confused. Did you buy a new one? How is it ready today?" "Yes I bought a new one and it's paid for. You just need to collect it. Don't say thanks to me. In fact, thanks to you for giving me this opportunity," he replied.
She cried when she collected the juice maker. She published her story on Facebook describing the "kindest man ever", adding: "Oh my goodness...for anyone doubting that there is good left in the world.."
A fundraising page had been set up by the family to help with her mother's treatment and are trying alternative therapies.
"After a lot of research we discovered that medicine isn't the only way to treat cancer. Over the last few months mum has been receiving various alternative therapies and has adopted a very healthy vegan alkaline diet. In doing so she has managed to more than halve the tumor and get rid of most of the lymph-nodes. The doctors are all amazed. Whilst she has been receiving chemo alongside it, it's very rare for it to have such a drastic effect on such a late stage cancer so we know it's the alternative therapies that are helping and even the doctors keep saying we need to 'keep doing what we're doing',"she wrote on the gofundme page. She had been seeking the Nutribullet to help with her mother's diet.