First, you cry. Then, you realize that crying doesn’t solve your problem. You need to get your mind straight and strong to fight the enemy. You need to be reminded that life is wonderful, even if you’re bald and nauseated and your chest is burned from radiation. You need a hug, a pep talk, an empathetic ear. You need the Sari Center — the comfort zone for people being treated for cancer and those who love them.
The Sari Center is an oasis of zen in the midst of panic.
Named for the late Sari Asher, a Boca Raton woman who used therapies such as acupuncture and massage to ease symptoms of multiple myeloma, the center is in two places — in Palm Beach Gardens, inside the Florida Cancer Institute, and in West Palm Beach, inside Good Samaritan Medical Center.