Saturday, May 18

My Beautiful Friend Has Cancer - Now What?

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You know what I hate? CANCER! It doesn't matter a person's age, whether they exercise every day, what their ethnicity, whether they're a nice person or not - it seems nobody is safe from the "C Word".

I have a beautiful friend - the picture of health & fitness who has been diagnosed with lymphoma. The prognosis is good, but she is in for a rough road of chemo & radiation therapy. 


So . . . now what? How can I show my love & support? One idea - a quilt. 

There wasn't enough time to whip one up, so I called one of my "quilt-a-holic" friends who happened to have several of her hand made lap quilts on hand. I chose the one with the happiest color scheme & ran around to a few of Jackie's closest friends to sign some of the white squares. 

The idea is that she can take her lap quilt with her to her treatments - a tangible representation of the warmth & comfort of her friends.

I also created this printable about what Cancer Cannot Do.
{Please feel free to use it - you can print it on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet.}
Do you have neat any ideas about how to support a friend or family member with a serious illness? 
{Please leave a comment to share it with us!}

PS - After I wrote this post, Jackie had to have a chemotherapy treatment on her birthday. {PROBABLY not her birthday wish!} A few of her close friends visited her at the hospital that day. We each brought a flower for her{the first visitor brought a vase}. At the end of the day she had a diverse & beautiful bouquet from those who love her. 

4 comments:

  1. A sign similar to yours hangs in the room my mom used to have her chemo; I remember when I read it for the first time I was like, "Wow! What a positive spin!" Many doctors told me what kept my mother alive for so long was her positive outlook. She believed almost to the end that she would be cured. Whatever you can do to boost that positive spirt; a phone call or text, a meal, a quilt... for our family it was the little things that added up BIG. So much easier to stay upbeat and optimistic when you have friends beside you. Prayers going up for your friend. xoxo jules

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    1. Oh Jules - I didn't know about your dear mother. What a neat story. Thank you for sharing it & for praying for my friend. You are the best!

      Warmly, Michelle

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  2. I LOVE the printable! Your friend is lucky to have you supporting her!

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    1. Thank you, cute Melanie. Hope to see you soon!

      Warmly, Michelle

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