Imagine your entire world coming to a halt. Everything you knew, all your dreams, suddenly shifted by the three simple words "You have cancer”.
Everyone knows someone who is affected by it. This year, there will be nearly 1,665,540 new cancer diagnoses in the U.S. alone (info from the American Cancer Society). This disease has changed the life of millions upon millions of people.
I feel so helpless. I wish I could somehow find a cure. I wish I could do something. However, just wishing and dwelling on the fact that I'm no doctor won't change anything. So I finally realized that I actually can do something. In fact, anybody whose a non-doctor can do something.
Like I said before, everyone knows someone who is affected by cancer. Be it that old lady across the street, your friends uncle Bob, or your younger sibling you can’t picture life without. So a way ordinary non-doctor people can help is by doing something for that person.
Make a card
Make a quilt
Make a community quilt
Make a community something
Bring them flowers
Cook them food
Better yet bring them flowers and food
Any little thing will do. The point is, do something to show you care about them. You have no idea how much a little gesture will help lift their spirits. The little ounce of joy you give them might be enough to give them hope to keep pushing on.