• I am interested in meeting cancer patients and survivors that did (or are) writing letters to family and friends during their cancer journey

    Asked by RichardH on Monday, August 27, 2012

    I am interested in meeting cancer patients and survivors that did (or are) writing letters to family and friends during their cancer journey

    2 Answers from the Community

    • Vivenia's Avatar
      Vivenia

      I started writing letters about six months before I knew I had cancer, but I intend to keep writing. I like how writing out a letter by hand makes me think about what I would like to say, the process is so much different from writing an e-mail. I also like receiving the replies, having a paper letter is so much nicer. Have you started writing letters?

      almost 5 years ago
    • Bellamore's Avatar
      Bellamore

      I've always written letters to certain faimly members. There are three aunts that I still write to at least once a month. I've added my dad to my letter/card writing. The funny thing is, my son who is in Florida,, sends me at least one card a month also.Threre is something special about the written word, something personal, something you an touch with you fingers as well as look at with your eyes.

      I had a girl friend in the last stages of cancer and I wrote her a card every week. She was unable to hold them, no less respond; but it gave me a way to stay that much a little closer. She got a card from me on the day she died.

      While I keep my letters/cards up beat I don't beat around the cancer bush. I would encourage everyone to pick up a pad and pen. I actually heard that they may do away with teach cursive in school.... no one uses it anymore! So get the lead out! wite that letter today.

      almost 5 years ago

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