And not just as Dr. McDreamy. Patrick Dempsey recently teamed up with Breakaway From Cancer, working as the group’s spokesperson. He didn’t just randomly choose a charity to support. Cancer has affected his family in the past, with his mother having been afflicted with ovarian cancer twice.
Patrick, who was living in Los Angeles at the times of his mother’s diagnosis and battle, dealt with many of the same challenges as other long-distance caregivers. From frequent phone calls to discuss treatment options to supporting family members such as his sister who lives near his mother, Patrick was actively involved in caring for his mother. One of his concerns was keeping his mother mentally and physically active during treatment. To help with this, he purchased a farm so his mother could stay active with gardening, renovating a new home and enjoying the outdoors.
As if the world doesn’t already love him enough, now he’s gone and given people more reason to admire him. Cheers, Patrick, and we’re definitely glad to know you’re helping people out. Now get out there and save lives!