Cancer affects all of us in some way or another.
If not in your own family, a close friend or acquaintance's family. Expressing the emotion, care, support, and worry can often be a difficult thing to put into words.
What do you do when an employee has been diagnosed?
What do you do when a friend's child is going through treatment at a Children's hospital?
Some feelings of love and support are better conveyed through a gift-- a gift that represents everything you want to offer that person when you can't be by their side: comfort, security, support, and love.
A quilt can do just that.
When Emily Shehane was diagnosed with cancer, she found comfort and strength in the quilt her friends designed and made for her.
Over the years it has been a source of comfort and will continue to remind her how she "can do hard things".
Emily took some time to share photos and a bit of her story. "I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago and while going through chemo my friend made me an amazing quilt.
When I first found out I was diagnosed my first post [to social media] was, I can do hard things. The theme stuck during my treatments and my friend actually stitched that at the top of the quilt.
She also had a group of friends and family do a square each (with a message of hope or a memory/personal connection we had) then she quilted it all together.
She also quilted my 4 and 2 year olds' handprint and my 5 month old's footprint on a pillowcase that matched.
It was super sweet."
Not all of us can sew, and not all of us have the time or skills necessary to make a quilt like this one.
However, with Stitched you can custom design a quilt to provide the support for a friend going through a tough time.
It can arrive at their door with a personal note, or your own door for you to deliver it yourself. You can remind them they can do hard things.
You can offer a figurative arm around their shoulders when you can't be there and help them feel loved and comforted.
Know someone going through a tough time?
Customize a quilt for them HERE.