Coping

So we have experienced the “news” and now we need to cope with the reality of what we will be learning and dealing with. Once a child is diagnosed and you have all your opinions and plan of attack for the duration of the treatments. How will we handle this? Who can we ask for help? How will this unfold? …

Family

Summer is “officially” over and as we welcome in fall,  I thought it would be nice to reflect on family  We are soon to be approaching holiday time and that means family time to most of us. I treasure gathering the family together to have a meal and the challenge for all to get together is always shall I repeat, …

Paying Attention to the Family

Looking at the truth and seeing that there may be a problem dealing with illness of a family member is a big part of finding the cure or going through the treatments. Pay attention to this especially in younger children and teens. Ask yourself if they are changing their behavior to drastically from better to worse or that eating habits …

Sibling Support

Hearing the news about cancer or ay other horrible illness is one thing, how we deal with it as an individual and a family is entirely another. I have written and published an article about this and live by this as well. “When one person in the family is ill, the entire family is ill.” Each of us deal with …

School Time

With everyone starting school all over the country, I thought I would reflect on my days and being ill and getting ready for school. It was a wonderful time of year with hair cuts, new clothing, shoes, coats ready for winter and all the new school supplies, that even when I was ill this was exciting for everyone in the …

9/11

What a day in all of our lives this date leaves for us. I cannot remember what I did yesterday but I guarantee me along with every other person in this country can give you exact details blow by blow of what that day was like and exactly what we had done. It still has such an impact to all …

Childhood Cancer Statistics

A few tidbits about chidhood cancer to share with you this month. First of all, it is the number one killer of children here in the USA. How sad and shocking to hear this news for me personally and to realize at this point I truly am a survivor. My illness was so very long ago from age 7 and …

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is childhood cancer awareness month for those who may not be aware of this. I plan on bringing you all enough information this month so that you will all understand why we need to raise awareness.  Children are our future, they are the reason we live, breathe, our purpose for being. When a child is ill, our world is …