Empathy Cards, by Emily McDowell

 

“The most difficult part of my illness wasn’t losing my hair, or being erroneously called ‘sir’ by Starbucks baristas, or sickness from chemo,” McDowell writes on her website. “It was the loneliness and isolation I felt when many of my close friends and family members disappeared because they didn’t know what to say, or said the absolute wrong thing without realizing it.”

—”A Cancer Survivor Designs the Cards She Wishes She’d Received From Friends and Family.”  [Slate; Kristin Hohenadel]

 

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