These 10 Empathy Cards Will Help when You Dont Know What to Say ...

By Jennifer

These 10 Empathy Cards Will Help when You Dont Know What to Say ...

When artist Emily McDowell was just 24, she was diagnosed with lymphoma, a frightening, deadly disease. She's okay now (whew!) but the experience left her convinced that more people would have been there for her, if only they knew what to say. So more than a decade later, healthy, she's decided to help us all express our innermost loving feelings when someone we know, heaven forbid, gets sick. Her Empathy Cards aren't your average "get well soon" cards with ridiculously cheery, inappropriately upbeat, gag-worthy messages — they're so much more. Let's have a look.

Table of contents:

  1. treatment on the internet
  2. everything happens
  3. #fuckcancer doesn't help
  4. friendship through cancer
  5. died of lemons
  6. i didn't know what to say
  7. one more chemo down
  8. illness is not a journey
  9. awkward
  10. no good card for this

1 TREATMENT on the INTERNET

TREATMENT on the INTERNET

2 EVERYTHING HAPPENS

EVERYTHING HAPPENS

3 #FUCKCANCER DOESN'T HELP

#FUCKCANCER DOESN'T HELP

4 FRIENDSHIP through CANCER

FRIENDSHIP through CANCER

5 DIED of LEMONS

DIED of LEMONS

6 I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT to SAY

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT to SAY

7 ONE MORE CHEMO down

ONE MORE CHEMO down

8 ILLNESS is NOT a JOURNEY

ILLNESS is NOT a JOURNEY

9 AWKWARD

AWKWARD

10 NO GOOD CARD for THIS

NO GOOD CARD for THIS To learn more about Emily and her wicked sense of humor, or to buy one of these cards, visit emilymcdowell.com.

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