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    When you find out that a coworker, friend, or family member is going through treatment for a potentially fatal illness, such as cancer, figuring out what to say isn’t always easy. And if you take a trip to the greeting card aisle, the often saccharine messages (and do you get a sympathy card or a get-well-soon card?) can come off as insensitive or superficial.
    That’s where Empathy Cards, a new series of greeting cards from 38-year-old Emily McDowell, a Los Angeles–based writer and designer, come in. McDowell knows firsthand what someone who is ill needs to hear. When she was 24, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was successfully treated with chemotherapy and radiation.


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    The way to build a successful business is to find an unmet need and fill that need. This is precisely what Emily McDowell has done and what a wonderful thing it is. She has found a way to address those awkward situations compassionately and with humor. When her products make it into stores I'll be one of the first in line!
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    A great idea. Some people can be extremely inelegant in awkward situations. Unfortunately, the people who struggle to say the right thing in awkward moments probably aren't sensitive enough to purchase these cards.

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    Reflecting on my darkest days of illness and immobility, the ones who were most supportive in action never gave me a card, and some never even shed a tear in my presence. I did, however, feel a sense of love and compassion from them. Their eyes said more than a card ever could. Maybe one must suffer in some way in order to understand an others challenge. These are cards I would give, but I would also back what they say. Thanks Julieanne.
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    I just reviewed this by accident. She's grown quite a business. Link no longer works; google "empathy cards."
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