Women with breast cancer get a little help from their friends

“I wish there were something I could do.”

I’m sure you’ve had that very thought at those times when you’ve heard about friends or family members who have been diagnosed with a serious health challenge.

Sending flowers or a gift are generous gestures, but they don’t really deliver the full measure of support you wish you could give.

That’s the idea behind a new website called SomeoneWith.com.

This site is designed to provide essential items for women diagnosed with breast cancer — things like special lotions, headwear, and therapeutic devices.

Breast cancer patients can sign up and fill out a registry, just as they would for a happier occasion, such as a wedding or baby shower. Then their friends can visit the site and purchase much-needed items that aren’t covered by insurance.

The next step for Someone With will be sites dedicated to other diseases. A prostate cancer site may be up and running this summer sometime.

If you’re on Facebook, you can also check out the Someone With page, where you can access useful resources and share insights with other breast cancer patients.

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