Cancer has probably impacted every person in the world in one way or another. If you are not personally a patient, you either have a loved one who has gone through the journey of diagnosis and treatment, or you have been the care-giver to that person.
I have lost several family members and my best friend to cancer, and my husband has been treated for colon and bladder cancer. Thankfully, his treatments have been successful! But, I know the feeling of trying to offer hope to someone who is frightened, and not being sure how best to do that.
I first came to Cancer Support Community about 16 years ago, when my cousin was newly diagnosed with breast cancer. She was only 42 and had 2 young boys. I had not experienced this disease with someone so young. I felt I wanted to help in some way, but didn’t know how. What do I say to her? What do I not say to her? What did I say, or not say, to her parents, my aunt and uncle?
CSC was the perfect place to find the answers to those questions. CSC not only provides help and hope to cancer patients, but to those of us who are there for moral support to our loved ones.
CSC’s pamphlet entitled “How to be a Good Friend to a Person with Cancer” is filled with the Do’s and Dont’s of being that good friend. It is invaluable to everyone who is searching for the answers to those questions.
It is just one of many tools that help with CSC’s mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community, and to see that no one faces cancer alone.
Your gift to CSC will not only go towards providing free psychological support and education programs for cancer patients, but also will provide support for those who are good friends to a person with cancer.
Thank you so much for your donation.
Laura J. Kauls