Marlene has been a member of the Life Raft Group since 2011. Marlene has a long history of volunteerism for which she credits her mother who modeled helping anyone and everyone.
After her husband Bill was diagnosed with GIST in November 2010, Marlene and Bill entered the frightening and confusing world of doctors, hospitals, treatments and uncertainty.
Your friend has been diagnosed with cancer and now suddenly you must deal with this new dynamic in your relationship. This new change of having a serious illness can make you unsure how to act.
Caring for a family member or friend with cancer who lives far away has its unique challenges. All of the usual caregiving concerns about a loved one's health and well-being may be intensified, since long-distance caregivers can't be physically present to provide care at all times.