WHAT IT MEANS TO ME BEING A VOLUNTEER When you lose someone dear to you to that terrible and frightening disease 'Cancer', our lives seem to loose its meaning. We shelter in emotional pain unable to see other horizons apart from self-compassion. In some ways we are inundated by our families and friend's phrases of condolences which continuously remind us about the terrible time we are going through. Many psychologists have spoken of the 'uselessness of suffering'. I agree and I think that the feelings of love and tenderness we have for our loved one should cease to be a source of suffering as soon as possible.