As we approach Thanksgiving, the team at Ben’s Friends (the organization behind Living With Eagle) wanted to share an opportunity with our members.
Could you do with a bit more help?
We thought so.
Ben’s Friends is partnering with an organization called WiTT (“We’re In This Together”) to help Eagle patients get the logistical support you need.
Are you the sort of person who doesn’t like to ask for help but honestly could do with some help? Maybe the dog could do with going out for more of a walk than you can manage. Maybe you could really do with your meds being picked up when they’re ready on Friday. Maybe it would be good if just one day this week you didn’t have to carpool from school.
What are the things you would never actually ask a friend to do, or maybe you ask but you daren’t ask more often than Christmas and holidays?
Why is it so difficult?
Often, we avoid asking people for help with things because we don’t want to put upon them. It’s difficult to know when people are ok doing things and when it’s a bit much. You never want to over-ask, do you?
So how does the idea of compiling a list of things you need but generally don’t ask for help with sound? And then sharing that list with your family & friends via a support network that will come alongside to assist you?
Taking that pressure off of who to ask but having a network of supporters who can help with some things and letting them choose which things they could do is something that WiTT have thought about, too. They have an online service that we at Ben’s Friends think could be of use to people in our communities, so we have been working with them to see how it could help people like you.
Think about it. With Giving Tuesday next week, would sharing the things with which you need help, with the people around you in a way that means they can choose how to support you, make a difference for you?
Find out more about how to join WiTT in our Living With Eagle website here.
At the moment, you need to be in the USA to sign up with WiTT, but they are planning to expand, and we’ll keep you posted on those changes.