Good Neighbor Awards

San Antonio Good Neighbor Helps Neighbor Recover from Cancer, Inspires All

Written by Anne Dreshfield

Each month, Nextdoor is honoring the good neighbors who are making a difference in their neighborhoods every day with our Good Neighbor Award. Each winner is nominated by their neighbors and will receive a gift card from Nextdoor in recognition of the positive impact they have made in their community.

To nominate a good neighbor in your community, click here.

San Antonio is full of good neighbors, whether they’re helping to catch burglars in the act or get a beloved local man back on his feet.

Local residents have voted, though, and they’ve decided: Sandra Mora from the Redland Ranch neighborhood is one of the best and should receive Nextdoor’s Good Neighbor Award for the positive impact she has made in their community.

In the words of Debbie H., who nominated Sandra for the Good Neighbor Award, Sandra “has been the best neighbor we’ve ever had.” According to Debbie, Sandra has done everything for them, from the small things like taking out their trash cans, to grabbing their mail, to petsitting when they’re out of town.

“She’s been there for the good times,” Debbie wrote to us. “She’s never said no and does everything with genuine love in her heart. And she’s been there for the bad times, too.”

In 2010, Debbie was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the same time, her husband was diagnosed with throat cancer. They underwent multiple surgeries, and Sandra was right there for them during all of it. She brought over home-cooked meals, grocery shopped for the couple, and brought in their mail on a daily basis.

Sandra’s good deeds extend beyond just her next door neighbors. Debbie told us how Sandra found an elderly neighbor who had fallen and was suffering from a serious head injury, and managed to alert the police while keeping the woman comfortable and calm. Another neighbor also fell ill with cancer, inspiring Sandra to start a Pancreatic Cancer Walk-a-thon to raise money for his treatments.

“In this day and age, people are always too busy to help their fellow neighbors, but not our Sandra,” said Debbie. “There’s not another person like her anywhere, and we are so blessed to call her our neighbor. She is as dear to me as a daughter, and I don’t know what I would do without her.”

From all of us at Nextdoor, thank you, Sandra, for your unwavering love and support for your neighbors. You inspire us!

Originally reported by FOX San Antonio.

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