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Unformatted text preview: that financial responsibility to her children. On the positive side of things, Mary can be supported by a social support system of others with her same illness. Mary has a small support system right now from her church, and family. This support can help her adjust to any challenges she faces as the cancer continues and her body becomes weaker. Psychological support is another way Mary can adjust to her illness. She will likely feel anger as a response from her diagnosis and will question why this is her experience and not someone else’s Therapy will help her confront this anger and prepare to deal with what is ahead. The battle against cancer is a long battle but with support from family and friends and therapy Mary can learn to deal with this and live out the rest of her life happily with family and friends....
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- Spring '10
- Kelly Schwebel