PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER Maine) — When Bridget Tidd was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she found it difficult to accept help from family and friends.

“I am a control freak,” she explains, “I like things done a certain way. I don’t like to feel weak. And I don’t like to be sitting just doing nothing.”

But before long, Bridget came to the conclusion that people are meant to step up and help others, and that her role was to “surrender”.

When she did, she says, “Everybody seemed to come out of the woodwork.” In our Buddy to Buddy report, Bridget shares some of the many ways her support circle helped her and her family and showed her how much she is truly loved.