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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Life as a bereaved parent

Unicorn7
  • By Unicorn7 · New reply February 16, 2015
  • 5 replies
  • Hey all, I'm from New Zealand and have just discovered this site. Our wonderful son Logan was diagnosed with Ank+ Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) in November 2010. In November 2011 after three remissions ...

I want more grand babies

Dmalvarez
  • By Dmalvarez · Posted November 7, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I have only one grandchild and it is my sons first child . She has ALL lukemia , and it's been a long journey ... She is 4 yrs and very smart girl .. My son loves her so much but I can see sometime he ...

Don't give up hope

diannema
  • By diannema · New reply July 23, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I just want to encourage parents of children who have neuroblastoma to not lose hope. I was diagnosed with this cancer when I was 22 months old. That was in 1960 and I am now 56 years old. The doctors ...

My precious daughter went to heaven she had AML

mija2014
  • By mija2014 · New reply June 19, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My precious daughter went to heaven Nov. 20, 2013. We are in shock and tremendous grief, my baby was diagnosised with leukemia Mar. 6, 2013, my daughter was on 38 with three children and husband 2 sisters ...

My son Ashley

sanjayseth
  • By sanjayseth · New reply May 3, 2014
  • 2 replies · Photos
  • My 10 Years 10 months 10 days old Ashley (Astitiva) died at Apollo Hospitals at Delhi. He was suffering from T cell ALL. His cancer was reported at TLC 415000 on 20th feb 2014. ( DOB 29.05.2003) was diagnosed ...

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 ...

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