Muriel is realizing her life circumstances.
CancerCares is a nonprofit organization that provides “free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved.”
The wonderful thing about this group (which I just discovered today) are the counseling options they offer online and in teleconferences. Their teleconferences are amazing and I’m going to participate in my first one on May 15th. (They have some in their archives to listen to as mp3s or streaming on Windows Media.)
I think this is a magnificent idea. Not everyone can reach support groups in person, and some may not even feel their ready for that. Plus, what of those in rural areas that don’t have support groups at their beck and call?
I have been wanting to start something like a support group for young people with cancer. It’s rare for teens and 20-year-olds to be affected by cancer and so finding people like me can be difficult. I’m not really sure how I would start something like this, or where, but I want to at some point.
For now, CancerCare is here for everyone with live voices that you can hear instead of read on message boards. How awesome is that?