The other day I received a frantic note on chat from a male friend. My friend’s girlfriend was recently diagnosed with a rare type of cancer and he’s been trying really hard to be a supportive caregiver. When he first told me of her diagnosis a few months ago, my heart sank. For her and for him. I was sad for her.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve shed tears for people I’ve never met but who I felt like I knew because I was friends with someone who loved them. All are people who lost their lives because of cancer and whose lives I only knew about because someone who loved them unconditionally chose to share their story (and their love of them) with me.
A new year will be here in a couple of days and as we all prepare to toast to the new year,