Mystery Donor Sends Flowers To The Cancer Patient “Who Needs The Most Cheering Up” Every Monday For 12 Years

When you’re stuck in the hospital, flowers are always a thoughtful gift. And for the past 12 years at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, an anonymous donor has been sending flowers to the oncology unit to be given to “the patient on the floor who could use some cheering up the most.” Staff call them “The Monday Flowers.”

Hospital employee Alivia Cozzarelli shared the touching gesture on Facebook, writing that while no one knows who sends the flowers every week, her manager thinks they might be from a man who lost his wife to cancer on that unit.

These are “The Monday Flowers.” At least, that is what the oncology floor that I work on has named them. Every single...

Posted by Alivia Cozzarelli on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

“I’ve made up so many stories in my head about this person. Like maybe he bought his wife flowers every week and when she died he didn’t know where to send them so he just sent them to the place where she passed away,” Cozzarelli wrote.


“Or maybe, someone brought her flowers when she was in the hospital and it made her so happy that he wanted to bring that same joy to another person going through a hard time.”

Patricia Grisafi

Written by Patricia Grisafi