Dec 04, 2009 - 11:24 am
My nephew who was just married on Saturday 11-28-09, has been saddened to learn (yesterday) that his new father-in-law has been diagnosed with leukemia and will be going into the hospital for 5 weeks of treatment. Now our family is not new to cancer as my father is a prostate cancer survivor and I am a breast cancer survivor. Being new to the family my nephew doesn't quite know how to help. In our family we have been very open and honest with our journeys through cancer, but the new family is new to this and I think just may need a little time to adjust. My nephew (god love him) is a former 10th Mountain Division soldier and a new Police Officer, so he is all about let's get this out on the table and how are we going to handle it. We are all new to this family but want to do whatever we can for them, how do we go about offering our support without invading their privacy?