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Facing the Holidays with a Heavy Heart: Four Ways to Show You Care During a Darker Christmas Season
Date:12/18/2009

The holidays are meant to be filled with light, laughter, and good cheer. But when a friend or loved one is seriously or terminally ill, those things might seem to be in short supply. Joni Aldrich offers advice on how you can prepare to face this season with purpose and compassion.

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) December 18, 2009 -- Take a look at any storefront window or television special: the holidays are meant to be a joyous occasion filled with frivolity and good cheer. But how do you face this festive month when someone you love is seriously or terminally ill? It’s a question that many are facing this holiday season.
   
“When someone you love is facing illness, there are bigger concerns than how to decorate your tree,” says Joni Aldrich, author of The Saving of Gordon: Lifelines to W-I-N Against Cancer (Cancer Lifeline Publications, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-4392550-3-2, $19.95). “But if you think about the true reasons for the season, you’ll realize the holidays can also hold invaluable gifts.”
   
Aldrich speaks from experience. In 2006, her husband Gordon lost his two-year battle with cancer. Her book tells the story of the Aldrich family’s experiences while simultaneously offering valuable step-by-step advice that will give readers the tools they need to have a fighting chance against cancer. As the season approaches, you or someone you know may be going through a dark holiday. Read on for helpful guidelines for visiting an ill patient this month:

Don’t wait for the “right time”. There will never be a “convenient” time to visit a someone who is battling a serious illness. Even good days are filled with difficulties and discomfort. Ultimately, though, you will both be thankful that you spent time together.

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