Recently a student friend of mine was devastated when her partner, who lives in another town, was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. The ensuing few weeks have necessitated a lot of travelling back and forth to be by his side, as well as many phone calls and texts to let people know of his progress. All this has added financial pressure on top of her emotional burden.
Fortunately her friends have stepped up, one spontaneously topping up her phone by $50 and another offering petrol money to help with travel. Their generosity and support was greatly appreciated, especially as it came quite unexpectedly.