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Me and the Girls: Jenee Bobbora

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When offering help, Bobbora recommends making specific offers, like offering to bring a meal over or helping with children. "I think being specific and offering specific things -- can I help with X -- is a great way to treat people when they're ill," she says.

Finding meaning: Bobbora has been active in breast cancer support groups, both online and in person. And she says that in a "weird" way, her breast cancer experiences have been "enriching."

"If I had never had breast cancer, I have no idea what I would be doing in my life right now. Maybe it would be something equally meaningful, but I kind of doubt it," she says. "There is some perspective there that some people have serious difficulties in their life that they somehow get through, and it kind of encourages me that you can get through and that people are really strong."

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Reviewed on September 18, 2009

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