I recently came across an organization called Sharsharet, that has some excellent resources for women with breast cancer. The organization has a specific focus on Jewish women, a subset of whom have much higher than average risk for breast cancer, but they provide services to all women. I spoke with a social worker who asked some basic questions, created a custom packet of information and useful items for us, and then offered to provide over the phone counseling if I needed someone to talk to. A few days later we received this in the mail:
A “busy box” filled with toys, puzzles, and craft items so the kids have something to do when I’m not feeling my best. Ethan really likes the Lunar Lockout logic game.
A beautiful children’s book for kids who have a parent with cancer.
A resource packet with various brochures and DVDs, specifically geared to young women with small children, with pamplets for my mom and husband too.
A makeup kit that included eyebrow stencils (pretty cool if you need them).