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  • Giving Back as a Supporter

    Being a supporter means...
    Added Feb 9, 2014

    From the moment I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer I had an outrageously much needed support system. So much of my support was surprising to me and I am most thankful them all. When I was able to start doing for myself again and found that a friend had gotten a diagnosis of cancer and was starting chemo I stepped up offering to take her to her…

  • I'm headbands, and I support someone with cancer

    my experience as a supporter.

    Being a supporter means...
    Added May 27, 2013

    I have helped Bruce Maddox with his journey with cancer since 2008 It has been something I have never experience before. At times I felt scared because the responsibility of getting him to his various appointments have been my sole responsibility not sure how he was going to come out and in addition maintain a job to keep the bills being paid…

  • Hi, I'm MariQ73

    My husband

    Being a supporter means...
    Added Dec 27, 2012

    My husband got diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer on July 5th 2011 with met to the liver. He was only 38 years old. This was a big shocker to us and the family. He started chemo on Aug 2011 and on Nov 2011 when he got his first PetScan it showed that the cancer was no longer there. The doctor said he was in metabolic remission…the cancer cells …

  • Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

    5 Ways to Save Somebody’s Life: How to be there for friends in need.

    Being a supporter means...
    Added Dec 18, 2012

    I preface this by saying I didn’t write this, Lance Marshall did on his blog. The link is at the bottom. I relate to it so much, so I’m posting it.

    When someone is very ill (or experiencing grief, loss, or hardship of any kind), their world has splintered, and the divisions are sharper and clearer than before. Physical, spiritual, emotion…

  • Hi, I'm Sally Killian

    my sisters

    Being a supporter means...
    Added Dec 22, 2010

    I have 3 sisters who had breast cancer before I did. They were a wonderful support. One sister told me that she threw up only once during chemo. I saw that as a challenge so I did everything I could to not throw up and I never did. Then another of my sisters was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now I and my other sisters are her support.

  • I'm Misty, and I'm living with Melanoma

    My family and friends have been great!

    Being a supporter means...
    Added Apr 30, 2010

    It means a lot to me that I’ve got some great support. A supporter to me, is someone who isn’t afraid to talk with me about my journey with my disease. Who isn’t afraid to talk about everything else, besides my disease. I’ve had some good friends disappear during this…I’m not 100% sure why…maybe they can’t handle this. Well, crap, I can’…

  • I'm darlene, and I support someone with cancer

    Support and Compensating

    Being a supporter means...
    Updated Mar 24, 2015

    Being a supporter means not overcompensating. Jenna was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma (February 6, 2010). She was beginning the preparation stage of High School graduation, and suddenly we had a major obstacle in our way.

    Jenna quickly learned that my husband and I would go to great lengths (hence our new puppy) in trying to co…

  • I'm Marika, and I support people with cancer.

    Supporting a Stranger

    Being a supporter means...
    Added Mar 18, 2010

    I’ve heard people say, “Everyone is affected by or has known someone with cancer,” ad infinitum, mostly because it’s true. But knowing someone with cancer and supporting someone with cancer are two very different things. And for some, support is a luxury.

    I don’t know how many people are dealing with cancer without the help of others, but I h…

  • I'm Shannon Ansbaugh, and I am a childhood cancer survivor

    Being a supporter means

    Being a supporter means...
    Added Feb 14, 2010

    Cancer and illness makes some people very uncomfortable. I think that it is just important to realize that the person is still the same person that you’ve always known. It is just that they are going through a very difficult time. It is important to just be yourself around them. Just listen to them and try to refrain from giving too much advice….

  • I'm David Travers, and I support someone with Leukemia

    Amazing Celebration of a Life

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    Added Jan 19, 2010

    I had the honor last week of going to the Life Celebration of Dr. Walter Stamm, who succumbed to Melanoma in December. We lost him to soon, but what an amazing life he lived. Check out this video put together by his family:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iUovqG8Bg8

Favorite Being A Supporter Means... Experiences

  • Giving Back as a Supporter

    Being a supporter means...
    Added Feb 9, 2014

    From the moment I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer I had an outrageously much needed support system. So much of my support was surprising to me and I am most thankful them all. When I was able to start doing for myself again and found that a friend had gotten a diagnosis of cancer and was starting chemo I stepped up offering to take her to her…

  • Hi, I'm MariQ73

    My husband

    Being a supporter means...
    Added Dec 27, 2012

    My husband got diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer on July 5th 2011 with met to the liver. He was only 38 years old. This was a big shocker to us and the family. He started chemo on Aug 2011 and on Nov 2011 when he got his first PetScan it showed that the cancer was no longer there. The doctor said he was in metabolic remission…the cancer cells …

  • I'm David Travers, and I support someone with Leukemia

    Amazing Celebration of a Life

    Being a supporter means...
    Added Jan 19, 2010

    I had the honor last week of going to the Life Celebration of Dr. Walter Stamm, who succumbed to Melanoma in December. We lost him to soon, but what an amazing life he lived. Check out this video put together by his family:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iUovqG8Bg8

  • I'm Sandra Hobkirk, and I support someone with cancer

    Making Time; Being Thoughful

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    Updated Jan 5, 2010

    Two things that are easily forgotten as days become busier and busier and time more precious by the second: make time and be considerate. For those of us lucky enough to have escaped cancer, it is easy to forget the constant struggle our loved ones endure. They may have pain-free or worry-free moments, but life for them is a little like luggi…