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Man starts letter writing campaign to encourage his sister-in-law battling cancer

Posted at 7:49 AM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 08:49:46-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can make anyone feel alone. Now, it's one man's mission to #SENDSOMELOVE.

Harold "Scottie" Scott says he's felt the power of the written word. So when his sister-in-law Melissa was diagnosed with breast cancer this year, he knew that getting letters with words of encouragement, could lift her spirits.

"She got diagnosed on April 1st," he said.

Melissa and her husband Tim live in Gainesboro, Tennessee.

Scottie started a card chain campaign #SENDSOMELOVE on Facebook just a few weeks ago, asking others to send handwritten notes and cards to Melissa.

Already - the mail is pouring in.

"From around the country. There's been a lot that have come from here in Lebanon," he said.

Scottie says he's hoping to continue the campaign until Melissa is in remission, the cancer is gone and all that's left is a pile of cards.

"I just want her to know that she is loved and supported," he said.

The address to send cards to: #sendsomelove, C/O Melissa & Tim Scott, 861 Oldfield Drive, Gainesboro, TN 38562