I love Abigail’s perspectives on many things, and I’ve written on this topic a few times on helping people with cancer, especially metastatic, and how empty promises of help not only hurt, but make us feel alone. I have found that sometimes just being there so I don’t have to feel so isolated – an ear – is the best gift I can get. But I have no one with whom I can speak in person about my metastatic breast cancer. In lieu of in person talks, I think Abigail hits the nail on the head by expressing what she would like to receive and why it would help her. Here’s her blog post on this topic and well worth a read for those who have it, those who support someone directly with it, and those who are friends either face to face or virtually on the question you may ask: How can I help?