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Alsiemen, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband, 30 years old is much too young to be taken from his family and friends. My heart goes out to you.
My aunt can luckily still eat most things, though not as much of it, and the only effects of the kemo so far is that she is easily tired.

I've put all your ideas to my mother, and we discussed this for a while, but I've decided to stick with a coffeecup cookie, a teaspoon cookie, some coffebean cookies and a "normal" chocolate chip cookie.

As my other aunt will be getting something similar just with tea, I think my aunt (with cancer) won't feel that she's in any way pitied or that we're trying to treat her in any way special. For just that one night I want her to feel that she is just like the rest of us and be able to forget that she is ill.

Thanks again for all your help, and lets all work at fighting cancer thumbs_up.gif
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post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by lomfise

Alsiemen, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband, 30 years old is much too young to be taken from his family and friends. My heart goes out to you.
My aunt can luckily still eat most things, though not as much of it, and the only effects of the kemo so far is that she is easily tired.

I've put all your ideas to my mother, and we discussed this for a while, but I've decided to stick with a coffeecup cookie, a teaspoon cookie, some coffebean cookies and a "normal" chocolate chip cookie.

As my other aunt will be getting something similar just with tea, I think my aunt (with cancer) won't feel that she's in any way pitied or that we're trying to treat her in any way special. For just that one night I want her to feel that she is just like the rest of us and be able to forget that she is ill.

Thanks again for all your help, and lets all work at fighting cancer thumbs_up.gif



I think this is a lovely idea. And how thoughtful of you to put so much effort into finding just the right theme for her cookie treats....your aunt must be very special to you. icon_smile.gif
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by Marla84

I'm sorry but I disagree with the ribbon idea. Yes, there are some people who are active fundraisers and advocates for their disease - and if this describes the OP's aunt, then maybe the ribbon cookies could work. In the years I spent working with individuals dealing with chronic illness, as well as my personal experience with my brother and a friend having cancer, I can tell you that many people would be upset with a ribbon type cookie. To us, it may be a message of hope, but if everyone else is getting a cookie based on a favorite activity or hobby, a cancer cookie can be an insult. Now, if the OP makes an entire plate of ribbon cookies for everyone to share in support and honor of her aunt, (and forgets the personalized soccer balls, shopping cookies, etc.) this would be more appropriate. trajones, I respect your opinion and experiences as well, and wish the best for your mother and mother-in-law. I just think this is a sensitive and very personal issue and that even the best intentions can be viewed as defining or labeling someone by their illness.



I couldn't agree more!
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