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You Too Can Make a Cancer Patient Smile

By Shaniqua Williams

Posted on January 08th, 2017

Our campaign is aimed at enhancing cancer patients quality of life by encouraging people, regardless of their financial possibilities, to offer a basket of fresh food or other useful products to a person struggling with a terminal illness.

Being diagnosed with cancer is always a devastating, life-changing moment for both the patient and their family. Although cancer treatments have progressed considerably over the last decades and the prognosis for numerous malignant diseases consequently improved, suffering from a terminal illness is by no means less burdensome. Patients undergoing cancer treatment can feel exhausted and fearful, with a chronic low mood. To make matters worse, the majority of cancer patients are struggling with distressing and occasionally excruciating symptoms, which cannot always be alleviated by treatment. Offering support can make a big difference in the quality of life of someone with cancer. Make a cancer patient smile on his toughest days!

"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." Ronald Reagan

Spread Kindness to Cancer Patients

Cancer treatments can be grueling. For a cancer patient, each aspect of existence is severely affected, simple attempts to fit small duties are nearly impossible. Even mundane tasks, which they once performed with so much ease, such as preparing a meal, shopping for groceries or cleaning the house, become very challenging and sometimes downright impossible due to the terrible extent of their pain and fatigue. Cancer patients who do not benefit from the help and emotional support of their families are perhaps the most affected in this respect, as they can only rely on themselves and their designated attendant to perform daily activities and take care of their basic needs. Our campaign is aimed at enhancing cancer patients' quality of life by encouraging people, regardless of their financial possibilities, to bring their small contribution to a person struggling with a terminal illness.

Learn How to Offer Help, Support, and Encouragement

By getting involved, you too can help raise awareness for a great cause. Even though it may only represent a small gesture to you, will certainly mean a lot in their eyes and your thoughtful act of kindness will undoubtedly be appreciated. Your actions will likely never be forgotten. In case you are searching for ways you can support a cancer patient, we hope the following ideas will inspire you:

  • Drop off groceries, pre-cooked meals, fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Offer your services, such as everyday chores and housework
  • Attend doctor visits and cancer treatments
  • Bring practical items such as blankets, pillows, tea, books or comfy socks
  • Just be there in toughest moments

Numerous bloggers from all across the U.S. have already adhered to our kindness program, bound to help us raise awareness about cancer patients' quality of life. So far, over 20 people have enthusiastically prepared a gift basket or cooked a fresh meal and offered it to someone diagnosed with cancer, in a small but thoughtful attempt to improve their situation or at least put a smile on their face.

Small Acts of Kindness Will Always Be Profoundly Appreciated

Feeling helpless, small and vulnerable is perfectly natural when it comes to battling cancer, as we are all aware of the pessimistic prognosis, the severity of the illness and the difficulties and perpetual challenges which accompany the daily life of a patient. A person whose life has been affected by a malignant disease, even if they are currently cancer free, will unfortunately never be the same. The anxiety and the haunting thought that cancer might one day return is undeniably going to affect former patients at least once in their future. Join our kindness program today and make them smile!

If you are a blogger, a publisher or a jurnalist who would also like to join our campaign, feel free to contact us at hilda@elglaw.com and we will promptly provide you with additional information and details.