Anyone who goes through any sort of trial understands the physical and emotional exhaustion that inevitably comes, and every year it gets harder because we aren’t starting out at 100%, and no matter what happens we just don’t have time to fully refuel. We live cancer every day. Honestly, I don’t know how I could get along without our helpers, every single week we receive support. I came up with the following list of ways to support those going through cancer, or any sort of difficult trial. This is just a summary list if you want to read more details, click on the links!
Send Letters/Cards of encouragement
Leave Notes on their door!
Playdates for the kiddos
12 Days of Christmas
Take out the trash to the curb
Offer to clean house
Help with other financial needs
Phone Calls/Voice Mails
When you commit to helping – do it!
Team Travis (Facebook Group)
This list is not everything, hopefully, it’s a place to start to get your mind thinking! The most important thing is to be there! Say hi, keep in touch, be there so when something does arise you are on their mind as someone available to help. The closer you are to the family, the more you will be able to see and anticipate their needs. Instead of asking what they need, look around and see what needs to be done. It is still difficult and humbling to accept service and is so hard for me to ask for it. But, when somebody approaches me with a specific thing, I am more likely to accept that help! While sending a text, doing my laundry, or watching my kids will not heal Travis’ cancer, the support helps us survive day to day and helps in our fight against cancer!
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