TMSG: Dad & Stepdaughter Give Back To Team That Helped Them Through Cancer
For the last two years Ryan Dwyer and his 12-year-old stepdaughter Violet Martinez were diagnosed with cancer and underwent chemotherapy.
Martinez was treated at the Seattle Children's Hospital while her stepdad was at U.W. Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Now, months later, they're both back home with encouraging news. Martinez is in remission and Dwyer is preparing for a bone marrow transplant.
With the good news, the two of them decided to give back to the teams of healthcare workers that took care of them. Dwyer told ABC News, “We were looking for a way at the tail end of our treatments to give back to the people that actually had their hands on us physically every day. We felt that a really good way to do that was through the gift of food.”
Together, the father and stepdaughter started Fine Dine Front Lines together where they use donations to get meals to local hospitals to feed doctors, nurses, and hospital staff while also helping local restaurants.
So far, they have delivered more than 5,100 meals to 14 hospitals through donations totaling $61,000.