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  1. Trish
    Trish June 19, 2014 at 1:16 am | | Reply

    Great advice Jen, I have twin almost 8yr old boys and I know my recent Sarcoma Cancer and being away for 7weeks having radiation (home at w/ends) has affected them.

    They were always affectionate but now they want to hug me often and more spontaneously. I struggle to have some space some days.

    They were my biggest worry if I received less than good news on Tuesday – it was good for now. I need to sit down and tell them.

    My son’s teacher told me she saw him teary quite a few times and it broke my heart.

  2. Robert Hufty
    Robert Hufty January 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm | | Reply

    Great insight. I have family with cancer and it is awkward to address them now that they have cancer. Our fear of saying the wrong thing is a hurdle to overcome sometimes because of what we don’t know about cancer. Guilty!

    I try to ask about them and their overall well being. Could you address in another blog a little coaching for us who want to be there but fear tripping over our tongues by saying the wrong thing? I do want to make myself available to anyone in need, their family, their friends. Sometimes we are so worried about us, we fail to just be human.

    Thanks for your blogs! You are an inspiration to me as a parent.

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