How to be a friend … to those managing a crisis.


No Half Measures

The longer I live with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC), the more amazing people I’m privileged to meet and do life with. One of those people who I consider a treasured friend is Dr. Andrew Silver. He is a professor at Mercer University, the author of IV Our Lives, an amazing play based on the experiences of this of us with MBC (you can read about it and listen to some excerpts here and here), a father of a young adult, the widower of Dr. Anya Silver, who died of Metastatic Inflammatory Breast Cancer in2018 and the husband of Sarah Gerwig, a lawyer, professor and dealing with life threatening long Covid.

Recently, Dr. Silver posted on Facebook about some of the struggles he and Sarah are experiencing.

If you’re interested, here are eight ways to help friends who are experiencing acute or chronic health…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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