ATLANTA -- There is something beautiful about a person who gains her own strength from being strong for others.

For her entire 20's, Lauraine Frank has lived with either the specter or the reality of Hodgkins lymphoma.

"I was first diagnosed when I was 21," she recalled.

She was then diagnosed with three more occurrences over the next decade.

Now, the lymphoma is in remission, and Frank is about to turn 30 years old.

She is celebrating by giving back.

Frank is doing 30 random acts of kindness all week long, in honor of that 30th birthday.

"I left a note on someone's car that says, 'Have a nice day'," she says of her first acts. "I left some quarters at the Laundromat."

On Wednesday, Frank delivered donuts around her office building, brought dog and cat treats to the Atlanta Humane Society, and even left cookies for her mail carrier.

The theme has caught on. Lauraine's Facebook page is full of friends who have followed her advice and, in her words, "spread the love".

"The response has been crazy and overwhelming and wonderful," she said. "My heart is full and up to the brim, and I couldn't have asked for a better birthday week."

To take a look at some of the random acts being done this week by Lauraine and her friends, check out our photo gallery.


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