great cards!

http://www.ijreview.com/2015/05/316334-former-cancer-patient-creates-empathy-cards-what-patients-need/

Cancer Survivor Creates a Line of ‘Empathy’ Cards That Tell Patients What They Actually Need to Hear

When Emily McDowell had cancer, she hated the clichĂ© cards friends gave her. It wasn’t her friends’ fault. They didn’t know what to say, and the get well cards were ridiculous.

Image Credit: Emily McDowell Studio
Image Credit: Emily McDowell Studio

So when the LA businesswoman got better, she designed her own cards.

‘I want the recipients of these cards to feel seen, understood, and loved.’

Image Credit: Emily McDowell Studio
Image Credit: Emily McDowell Studio

She brought some humor, added a little levity, and voila — ‘empathy cards’ were born.

Image Credit: Emily McDowell Studio
Image Credit: Emily McDowell Studio

“I never personally connected with jokes about being bald or getting a free boob job, which is what most ‘cancer cards’ focus on.”

Image Credit: Emily McDowell Studio
Image Credit: Emily McDowell Studio

“The most difficult part of my illness wasn’t losing my hair, or being erroneously called ‘sir’ by Starbucks baristas, or sickness from chemo. It was the loneliness and isolation I felt when many of my close friends and family members disappeared because they didn’t know what to say…”

Image Credit: Emily McDowell Studio
Image Credit: Emily McDowell Studio

“It’s hard to make a big difference with a greeting card, but I’m hoping these can make a small one.”

Mission accomplished.
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