Cancer Survivor Creates Sincere Empathy Cards

Emily McDowell is a greeting card designer and cancer survivor. In her own words: “The most difficult part of my illness (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, or said the absolute wrong thing without realizing it.” In an effort to make things easier, she created these cards.

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You are not a burden.

Five stages of grief.

Empathy card.

You are loved.

I'm so sorry.

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  1. MLE July 6, 2020

    These are so excellent.

  2. Anonymous July 6, 2020

    Many of these also apply beautifully to losing a loved one. Platitudes suck. Don’t use them.

  3. ShellBelle July 6, 2020

    Now, these are funny! Thank you !

  4. Anonymous July 6, 2020

    People are generally shit a grief

  5. Margot July 7, 2020

    Love the kale one!

  6. Anonymous July 7, 2020

    My 3 year old got incurable brain cancer for her Bday. Even so I struggle with what to say to others going through whatever bad patch. They are brilliant!! Thank you. Love them all.

  7. Phyllis B. July 7, 2020

    How can I order some of these?

  8. Debbie July 7, 2020

    Where do I order love them❤️❤️

  9. Leasa July 7, 2020

    I love these, more please! How to order? There really is no good way to say This sucks and we all know it does. Thank you!

  10. Anonymous July 7, 2020

    If you click on the name of the artist it seblds you to her website. You can order there.

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  11. Trish July 7, 2020

    AMAZING CARDS!!! I am going to buy some!

  12. Patricia July 8, 2020

    Truth with humour! X

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