Tips for supporting someone with cancer

Kim Hamer, Widow & Founder of Exactly What They Need, shares advice on how to best support someone who has cancer
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Tips for supporting someone with cancer

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There are so many things you can do to support a person with cancer. You can go with them to the doctors appointments. You can be their driver. You can sit with them, read to them, watch videos with them. You can share the latest gossip with them. Take their mind off of what they are doing. Don't pussyfoot around the issue, ask them, "How are you feeling today? Honestly." And expect an honest answer. You can help them if they have children, you can take their children for icecream. You can run errands for them around the house. Maybe you can tell them when you are at Target, say, "Hey, I'm at Target, tell me what you need. I'm not leaving the store until you give me three things." There are so many valuable ways you can support your friend through cancer.

Kim Hamer, Widow & Founder of Exactly What They Need, shares advice on how to best support someone who has cancer

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100 Acts of Love: A Girlfriend's Guide to Loving A Friend Through Cancer or Loss

Kim Hamer is the author of 100 Acts of Love: A Girlfriend's Guide to Loving Your Friend through Cancer or Loss, a modern, essential how-to guide offering tips on what to say (and NOT to say), and specific ways to support and love a friend, co-worker or family member who is coping with cancer, loss or any crisis.

Kim Hamer became a widow after her 44-year old husband lost his life to cancer. Their children were 12, 9 and 7 at the time. Before and after her husband’s death, friends and supporters came up with unique, creative and simple ways to help her family. She called them “acts of love” because it’s what they felt like.

Her book is a fun, straightforward compilation of many of those acts. The mission of “100 Acts of Love” is to help everyone understand and embrace their importance in the lives of their friend in crisis and to provide the tools and courage needed to support them in a truly meaningful and helpful way.

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