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Monday, September 28, 2009

What to Get Your Friend with Breast Cancer



In my book Dear God, They Say It's Cancer: A Companion Guide for Women on the Breast Cancer Journey, I offer suggestions for how to pamper your friend with breast cancer. Of course you can giver her a copy of my book, but here are some more ideas:



Comfort and Security Gifts
· A stuffed animal, pillow, or quilt.
· A favorite food.
· A game she loves to play and play it with her.
· A movie she loved as a kid and watch it with her.
· A surprise reunion with childhood friends.
· A tea party.
· A fun hat—even if she hasn’t lost her hair, she might not feel like fixing her hair.
· A new nightgown that buttons down the front.
· An ice cream cone.
· A nightlight.



Ideas For Showering Your Breast Cancer Friend With Love
· A Spa day at a salon, which treats women with breast cancer.
· If she wears a hat or scarf, wear one too.
· Tell her how much you love her and what a great friend she is.
· Stick with her even when the treatment lingers on. Her biggest fear is that others will not endure the journey.
· Include her in as many activities as she feels up to.
· Go to a breast-cancer support group with her.
· Plan a girls’ day or night out, when she feels up to it.
· Sit and watch old movies with her—even if she falls asleep.
· Do her makeup.
· Pray for and with her.

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Hi Janet, I tried to email you but it wouldn't work. Can you send your email to me via my email on my profile page and I'll answer your questions. I'm so excited to know you started this ministry and look forward to connecting with you. Mentoring is on my heart as well. I hadn't realized it was an actual ministry format they were using. We also do Celebrate Recovery at our church.