An opportunity to help someone

Theresa M | Patient |

For every independent person, asking for help is difficult.  When faced with a life threatening condition it can add to your already existing feelings of helpLESSNESS.  But I think that to ask for help is to also give someone else an opportunity to help someone.  I read somewhere that this is a blessing, that this person is able to perform an act of kindness and support that they might otherwise never have. In almost 5 years of cancer treatment I’ve had to ask for help, and I was, at different times, so embarrassed to do so.  But I discovered that people really want to help and that I needed to just get over…myself!

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