1- Try collecting donations to cover expenses
Believe it or not, right people are out there to help the deserving patients. The journey to fight breast cancer is long and complicated and needs ample funds too for expensive cure available.
2- Set Up a Volunteer Schedule
Often times, cleaning takes a back burner to chemotherapy and other doctor visits. Someone needs to make a bold step up and take charge of the people willing to volunteer. Whether people are eager to volunteer to clean, cook or babysit, a schedule needs to be made, and the breast cancer patient should not be left alone.
3- Leave the Death Stories at the Door
No matter how many people you know that have died of cancer, keep it to yourself. While you may think this is helpful, this is not the time to share your story. We know you are trying to relate to what the breast cancer patient is going through but if you only knew how many death stories the breast cancer patient has to hear you would understand.
4- Don’t Take It Personal
The whole experience is an emotional roller coaster. Sometimes the cancer patient may cry and yell. Other times the cancer patient may laugh and giggle. No matter how the cancer patient acts, please remember this is a hard time and do not take anything they say personally. Many times, it is nothing more than a lack of sleep.
5- Books, Books, and More Books
The chances are the breast cancer patient is going to spend a lot of time waiting. They will need some books, magazines, games or whatever else you can think of to pass the time. This is yet another reason the Visa money card comes in handy. Find out what they like and get them plenty of it. Remember, this is only a short period of time, and they will get through it. Help them in any way you can. It is worth it in the end. In a year or so, this will all be a memory that you will live to tell about.