Dory: I didn’t know then BUT when we first met we were at a support group with three other women around our age. They were chatting about how they were feeling during treatment and most of the comments were negative, like “I didn’t leave my house at all during chemo, I don’t have sex anymore, I couldn’t eat a thing, I don’t drink, etc”. I was terrified since I would be starting chemo in a couple weeks. Emily turns to me and softly reassured me that, that was not the case with her that she goes for walks every day and still enjoys all the same foods and a beer from time to time. I was so thankful for her words and I was happy I was also able to reassure her about her upcoming mastectomy since I had the same surgery one-month prior. When I bumped into Emily a couple months later at a cancer retreat I clung to her instantly knowing that we should/would be good friends!