Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
On being helped and helping…
“I stayed around friends. If people offer to help you, let ‘em help you.
It helps you and it helps them.
People are doing that because they want to; they want to do something to help. There’s not a lot they can do, but they can come over and bring food, they can help you with your house, they can run errands for you.
You can’t do it all on your own.”
“My favorite saying, for years, has been, ‘What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.’
Well, this hasn’t killed me, it’s made me stronger.
Since I did have such good help from friends and relatives, I know now, if someone is in crisis, what I need to do, how I can help.
I can sit there, put my arm around them, take a casserole.
You don’t have to fix it. There’s no way to fix it.
But you can listen.”
Mary Ann Baise | 62 | Grand Prairie, TX | mother of Sean and Cliff | wife to Ron | homemaker
Diagnosis: Breast Cancer August 2010 | Bilateral Mastectomy September 2010 | Chemotherapy September 2010 – February 2011 | Radiation February – April 2010 | Survivor