Acts of kindness encourage cancer patients

Written by  Facing Cancer Together
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A cancer diagnosis turns a person's world upside down.  But acts of kindness from family, friends, an even strangers can make a world of difference and offer hope during a dark time. This video highlights just two examples of extraordinary acts of kindness towards cancer patients.

prayer-blanketSandy Good was touched by the outpouring of love and support she received after receiving an ovarian cancer diagnosis. Each card meant so much to her, but the prayer blankets she received were particularly special to her. Church groups would make the blankets especially for her, and pray for her while they worked.  She says, "It means a lot when you have all those people praying and they show you those demonstarations of love.  It's very encouraging."  

You can watch more of Sandy's story about her journey with ovarian cancer in this video.

joels-golf-outingAnd, Romeo LaMarco shares an inspirational act of kindness that his family received after his son Joel was diagnosed with testicular cancer. A friend organized a golf tournament at the spur of the moment  in Joel's honor.  Romeo was overwhelmed by the response and by how many people came out to help Joel.  The tournament helped to raise over $15,000 for Joel!  

You can watch more of Joel's story about fighting testicular cancer in this video. 

What acts of kindness have people shown you during your cancer journey?  Please leave a comment below and tell us your story.  You can also create a patch to tell your story at the Facing Cancer Together Digital Quilt:  //

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