Occasionally, folk contact me with new ideas on how to help chemotherapy patients and others going through similar health challenges. Some even involve knitting and crocheting. Since I would like to pass these ideas on to those who might prefer implementing them in their own areas I'll start listing them here.
Of course one of the best things you can do to help someone through chemotherapy or any serious medical or non-medical life crisis or period of treatment and recovery is to support them one-on-one as a friend and buddy. Just having someone to talk to and to help you get to and from treatments and to sit with you through them can be a tremendous help. And, if you've gone through this yourself, remember that your experience can be a huge plus in helping someone else through it.
The best connections are often the people you already know, your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, so try to consider how you could be there for them if they have to deal with something like this.
If you need help getting hooked up with someone, consider volunteering at a cancer or other treatment center, or through one of the many support groups and support networks out there.
P.S. If you would like a little insight into what it's like to undergo discovery, treatment and all the other things that go along with being a cancer survivor, you might read Ronne's online journal; Metamorph: The Journey Back.