What do you wish someone told your friends and family?

natalyenatalye Community Member
My little cousin who is basically my sister just got diagnosed 2 days ago with leukemia (AML and maybe a little ALL). She is starting chemo tomorrow morning. She is an incredibly strong and positive 17 year old. She is also an incredibly, talented professional dancer and this is the last thing any of us ever expected.

We are all still in shock and trying to process all of this. I would really like any advice from those of you who have gone through this. What do you wish someone told your family and friends while you were going through this life-changing time? What can we bring her that is useful and that will help put a smile on her face or make her day the littlest bit brighter?

Once she is ready I would really love to put her in touch with other young adults (especially close to her age) who are going through this, I know the support from those who understand will be the most helpful for her.

I truly appreciate any help and support.