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Walking Each Other Home: Friendship and loss in cancer support groups
Episode 3111th March 2021 • Man Up to Cancer • Man Up to Cancer
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Well folks, I promised that I would never shy away from the tough or taboo subjects in #cancerland. So... here is a heavy one.

Today's topic is about the bonds we form in cancer support communities, and how we cope with the deaths of our friends.

If you take part in a cancer support group, I hope this gives you some comfort, and maybe even a few strategies, to cope with the inevitable losses that we face along the path.

I also hope it nudges you to confront your own beliefs and feelings around death. We are always learning and developing that relationship, and I continue to learn from all of you.

This episode is recorded in honor of Dennis Wilbur, and all of our departed brothers who have been beloved members of Man Up to Cancer's Howling Place group on Facebook. Fly high, brothers. We pick up your banners and carry them forward.

Here is a snippet:

"The genuine love and care that we see everyday in the Howling Place is astounding

And it really, really matters.

Because at the end of the day, as human beings we all want to know that we are cared for, that we are valued, and that we are loved even in our sickness — and all the way to our death. 

It takes courage to see each other all the way down the path. 

There is no lack of courage in the Howling Place, and I’m incredibly proud of that.

I love you guys. KFG."