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Get Well Card Activity - Highly Insensitive

Tiffany H
White Plains, NY
8-10 Concept 3 - Language Arts Unit 1: Stories from Africa and Asia, Lesson 10: Kenji - Activity 2

I can understand why a lot of people would think this would be a kind thing to do, but it is actually highly insensitive to send get well cards to people who are suffering from chronic or fatal illnesses. There is no getting well from these types of sicknesses. Even letters of sympathy are a bad idea. People who are this ill do not want to dwell on or be reminded of their ailments; they just want to live as near to normal as they can for as long as they can. I cannot think of a reasonable alternative to this activity, so I have struck it off. I would urge Moving Beyond the Page to reconsider this particular activity.