Those suffering from cancer hear, "Do you need anything, or can I help?" Really, they would be much happier if you simply showed up to the chemo center, sitting there for support. Perhaps you could cook a fun meal and simply drop it off to their homes, making it one less thing to focus on. Maybe a quick phone call to say hello. Those who have been abused may just want you to listen without judgement. When requested, you may find yourself offering the same advice over and and over again. But you know what works better than anything you could ever imagine, and it's free? Give a HUGE hug. Feeling the strength and kindness of that simple gesture feels wonderful.
Stuart Scott from ESPN said in this now famous quote, "You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and the manner in which you live." Powerful words of wisdom. Despite doing their best to remain positive, however, those with cancer are afraid, feel weak, are lonely, embarrassed over skin imperfections or the loss of hair, and more. Some actually ignore their diagnosis and won't seek treatment. Others want treatment, yet can't afford it.
Victims of domestic violence who live day to day walking on eggshells, become survivors when they finally gain the courage to leave a verbally, emotionally, financially or physically violent situation. They become symbolic of those who have suffered, wondering what's next.
Every day, if you're out and about, you've run into someone suffering from lung or breast cancer. Right around the corner from you lives someone who is being physically harmed or emotionally scarred by an intimate partner.
In an effort to help those who may have lost or gain weight during cancer treatment, or those who have run away with nothing but the clothes on their back, Second Chances Consignment & Thrift Store in NC, is offering a special program on May 26.
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This is their chance for a FRESH START