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Posts made in September, 2012

9 Tips To Helping Someone Newly Diagnosed

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Read Her Blog | 13 comments

Just like each of us are created with different likes and dislikes—reaching out can look differently from one patient to the next. This is tough. But from personal experience, the following actions brought the greatest joy during the ugliest times in my life. 1)      Food. There’s a reason most churches have a meal ministry. When you’re bone-tired, the last thing you want to do is shop or research recipes or stand in front of any type of oven. Bring them a meal. Call first, of...

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Life Without Purpose Is Not Living At All

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Read Her Blog | 4 comments

Life Without Purpose Is Not Living At All

Guest Blogger: Jason HedegardWhat a whirlwind month. I haven’t been so shaken and unbalanced emotionally since my wife’s pulmonary embolism during her stem-cell transplant over 10 years ago. Losing my father at 64 years old has changed my thought process entirely these last few weeks. I feel a strange clock hanging over me now, ticking incessantly, and reminding me of how little time I have left. I’m dying every day, a little at a time. That’s what my doctor told me last week while he...

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