Every day I think about what I can do to help others whose lives have been touched by cancer. My vision is to create resources and tools from a collection of insights to let you or someone you love know, that you are not alone.
When I receive messages from people who have read my book, I’m reminded of why I shared my story. I have goosebumps and tears in my eyes just typing these words.
“Your cancer was different from mine, but your book helped me heal a little. Reading your experience made me feel so much less alone than I had felt in a very long time. Thank you.”
I know there is more I can do.
As I talk to people who’ve read my book and the conversation turns to cancer, I’m learning that everyone really does have their own way to handle their journey. Some talk about it and others don’t talk at all. Despite all our differences along the path, there seems to be a common factor we all share, we all have thoughts, feelings, and emotions to work through. The question is, how? Sometimes we need to work on these things without hearing feedback or opinions, just to get it out of you.
I’m working on creating tools to help those with cancer and their support system (family, friends, loved ones, caregivers, coworkers, whoever may be in your life) work through their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. As well as give a little insight into the experience from different perspectives. People want to help, and in many cases just don’t know how to help, what to do or what would be helpful.
This is where you come in.
Do you have a story you’d like to share that will contribute to helping others?
I’m gathering stories, tips, insights from others who have shared the cancer journey, to build a resource community.
- Have you or someone you love experienced cancer?
- What tips were helpful on the cancer journey that may help someone else?
- What did you learn about yourself during the phases of the cancer experience?
- What do you wish you would have known at that time?
- What advice would you share with people wanting to show their support?
- What support did you receive that you found helpful and why?
- How did you process your feelings and emotions? as the one with cancer? as a support or caregiver?
- Were there any tools you used to help your cope throughout the experience?
- What tools do you wish you’d had during the experience?
- Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The resources I create will grow and evolve as I talk with more people and learn more to share from their stories. Join me.
Thank you for sharing.