Helping a Friend with Cancer... From Afar
January 7, 2005 1:43 PM Subscribe
How can out-of-town friends help someone undergoing cancer treatment? [+]
posted by savetheclocktower to human relations (10 answers total)
A friend of mine was just diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease. He's 21. The prognosis is good — Hodgkin's is among the more curable of cancers, plus they caught it somewhat early — but he'll be sidelined for about six months or so while he undergoes chemo and radiation. He's moved back home for treatment.
My friends and I want to get him a gift of some sort. We'd planned to get him a Nintendo DS, but he's already gotten one for himself. What sort of things will he need, other than emotional support? The symbolism of the gift isn't really as important as getting him something practical that he can use to get through the treatment.