“When someone is fighting against cancer, many things happen that change that person. Your favorite aunt, who always played ball or climbed trees with you, may become tired and unable to do much. Or she may lose weight and become much smaller. Some people who have dark skin may become very pale. Some people lose all of their hair.
What’s important is on the inside of a person. If you notice changes in Aunt Karen, don’t be afraid. It is what her body must go through while she’s fighting against the disease. Know that what’s inside – the person who loves you – remains the same.”