In the latest issue of LO's preschool news bulletin, they mentioned that a mother of two of children in school is undergoing cancer treatment. It was explained in a way to let the parents know - in case a child mentions something about it at home. One of kids is in my LO's class.

My heart goes out to that family - I can't imagine how difficult it must be. I've never met her nor seen her before, but I used to see her husband at pick-up often. They're my neighbor. I walk past their house everyday on the way to preschool. I want to give them something, but it's apparently not common to do this around these parts.

What would you do or give? How would you give it? I don't want to intrude by walking over there unannounced (a cultural faux pas - people are very private here), but at the same time, it's considered really weird to leave a gift on the doorstep. It should be allergy friendly (so no flowers or chocolate, just in case). Would a card suffice? I just want to let them know we're rooting for them.

It's hard for me to just do nothing, especially since I wouldn't hesitate to offer things if I was back in the States (I live abroad).