Emotional support for parents and caregivers

Parents and caregivers need support too. If you care for a child with a cancer, this is your place to meet other parents and caregivers and find the support that you need.

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relapse fears

ErinE
  • By ErinE · New reply January 6, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hi everyone, I'm new to the discussion board and looking for some advice on how to deal with relapse fear. My 8 year old daughter, Moira, was diagnosed with a very high risk form of t-cell ALL on May ...

A Pop Pops Front Porch Merry Christmas

SammyandRhonda
  • By SammyandRhonda · Posted December 23, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Rhonda and I would like to wish you all “A Pop Pops Front Porch Merry Christmas” singing Christmas Card I created for my friends, my kids and my 17 grandkids. I recorded a Singing Christmas card of 11 ...

Do these groups help?

dtaylor3105 (Inactive)
  • By dtaylor3105 (Inactive) · New reply November 23, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Hi! I am a senior nursing student studying the benefit of support groups for patients and their families. I would like to express my profound respect for you as caregivers for taking on this challenge ...

Conquer Cancer

juanruiz104
  • By juanruiz104 · Posted September 22, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Waving my hand all the way frm the peachstate an prayin our lords peace be with all my bros in christ lm am new to this experience but l will forever follow my leader l would add that our lord promises,all ...

Parent of patient with Frontal Lobe Glioma seeks support

CatherineML
  • By CatherineML · Posted September 12, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • We know of a parent that would like to connect with other parents in a similar situation for mutual support. Her daughter had a benign right frontal lobe glioma 7 years ago, but is now having some emotional ...

HOPE

Michele7077
  • By Michele7077 · New reply September 5, 2013
  • 17 replies
  • Hi everyone. :) This morning I woke up and felt compelled to post. This time of year is always an emotional time for me as this is the time of year (3 years ago) our youngest son became sick and was diagnosed ...

Ewing's Sarcoma

salayetm
  • By salayetm · New reply November 5, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • My son Adrian has been in remission for 2 years from Ewing's. He starts last week with pain in his back, an x ray was done and everything is normal. He told me his pain feels like when he got sick the ...

High levels of Bilirubin

salayetm
  • By salayetm · New reply October 17, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • I got the blood work results and everything is normal except for the Bilirubin is high. They repeted the test and I made an appointment with his oncology. Looks like something is happening in his liver ...

Learn Ways to Thrive After Cancer NYC event

CatherineML
  • By CatherineML · Posted September 24, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • Saturday, October 6 11 - 3 Lectures, Lunch and music on board the Queen of Hearts Boat in recognition of Cancer Survivorship Day. An opportunity for post treatment patients (adolescents and young adults ...

Looking for Neuroblastoma survivors...

cmeddie
  • By cmeddie · New reply August 30, 2012
  • 8 replies
  • My 2-3/4 yo niece was diagnosed in January 2012, and is in the midst of some pretty rough treatment. I am looking to see if there are any survivors or parents of survivors out there that can give us a ...

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month...

ADnea
  • By ADnea · Posted September 13, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • The focus of this month is "Awareness," which can mean many different things. While we work constantly to raise awareness of childhood cancer issues in the general public, we also know that there are ...

Aimee's Journey

AimeesMom
  • By AimeesMom · New reply August 26, 2011
  • 2 replies
  • Hi, my name is Annette, and I am Aimee's Mom. Aimee was a very active 11 year old who loved reading, writting, go-cart racing, dance, and cheerleading, when she was diagnosed with a DIPG brain tumor on ...

My Grief Song

BecomingBigger
  • By BecomingBigger · New reply July 22, 2011
  • 2 replies
  • I would like to share my grief song with you, it is about my grief, but it could be anyone's grief. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11-5VHOMo qc&feature=related Love & Light, Sandy ...

My daughter passed away From leukemia

hermom
  • By hermom · New reply July 12, 2011
  • 4 replies
  • My 10 year old daughter passed away from high risk ALL. She was diagnosed Sept. 2010 and passed away 8 months into treatment. She was admitted due to a fever which never went down and we never really ...

Getting back into the real world after being a caretaker

CodysMom
  • By CodysMom · New reply July 11, 2011
  • 14 replies
  • Hi friends, I am wondering how we go about our lives while and after dealing with a teen with cancer. It has been 2 and a half years since my son's diagnosis and he is much better, thank God. As a single ...

adult daughter with medulloblastoma

momtok
  • By momtok · Posted May 17, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • Hi, my 22 year old daughter was recently diagnosed in October 2010 after giving birth to a beautiful daughter in May. She is being treated at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, TN as well as locally. Because ...

WILMS TUMOR

mommyof3-1
  • By mommyof3-1 · New reply February 20, 2011
  • 1 reply
  • i know every child is different but i cant help but wonder what similarities are shared between children of the same diagnosis. I'm hoping to find other parents of children diagnosed with wilms tumor ...

my heart

mommyof3-1
  • By mommyof3-1 · New reply February 16, 2011
  • 7 replies
  • i cant breathe with out my son! how will i ever have the strength put my in the ground? everyone always tells me "our bodies are only vessels for the soul, you arent losing him your losing his vessel ...

Quotes

Rowan22
  • By Rowan22 · New reply February 4, 2011
  • 13 replies
  • So I was wondering what quotes or even scriptures have you come across lately that made your day a little brighter or even made you laugh? Before all of this happened I loved collecting quotes or lyrics ...

Parents that has lost a child

Loviya
  • By Loviya · New reply February 3, 2011
  • 3 replies
  • Are there any parents or caregivers that has lost their child to AML or any other type of Leukemia. I'm looking for support ...

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