A Chemo Christmas: 24 Ways to Help Those Who Are in the Hospital at the Holidays

December 8, 2014 4:00 PM

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A friend of mine was recently talking about her experience of being hospitalized because of cancer during the holidays. She shared that while the staff went out of their way to bring the festivities to their patients, she and her family felt a bit forgotten by their friends. So, if you know someone who is a patient this holiday season, here are 24 ways my Facebook friends and I came up with to help hospitalized friends feel loved, including the top five most effective ways to lend a hand to someone who is in the hospital.

First, keep in mind that there are certain things that might not be allowed in the hospital, especially if your friend is in any type of isolation. Live plants, certain types of food, and candles with an open flame are restricted in some units. So it's always a good idea to call the hospital where y...

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