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10/7/2010How can regular students help breast cancer patients and their families? For example, some people can help sew pillows, caps, padded bags, etc. Others can offer beauty and makeup advice. Those who can drive can help the caregivers by giving the patients rides around. Some people might be able to translate? And what about the children of fathers and mothers affected by cancer? Are there other skills that are needed outside and inside the hospital? Can be anything from simple community service to a full internship. If possible, external s would be greatly appreciated as well. Thanks!
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10/8/2010always good to have students fulfill such nitches and great for community service too. regarding children, sometimes kids just need someone to play with and talk to. depending on their age, they can be confused that their mom isn't well enough to be on the floor with them playing a game. creating CDs of music is also nice for patients. Being a Road to Recovery driver for the ACS is very much needed everywhere.

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