8 lessons in childhood cancer

The Kids Cancer Project has published a personal story by Sarah Weir who offers her eight lessons in childhood cancer.

She writes: “Life for our family changed forever in 2013 when our two-year-old baby girl was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. For four years, Evie Grace endured surgeries and seemingly endless treatment only to relapse four times before gaining her angel wings on 19 December 2017. Throughout our cancer journey, because my husband Josh and daughter Alicia shared it too, there were moments of extreme joy alongside the heart wrenching pain. Here are a few lessons I learned along the way.”

Her lessons include:

  • Watching a child battle cancer changes you forever;
  • Cancer does not discriminate (and neither should you); and
  • Siblings of children with cancer suffer more than you would think.

Cancer Advisor has a range of resources for parents of children with cancer, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

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Melissa Whitrow

I wish this article could be disseminated further, it’s an insightful read for everyone. This particularly resonated with me ‘…if you are ever in the horrid position of having a friend or family member who has a child diagnosed with cancer, they don’t need you to solve why it happened.’ It’s so hard to ignore the well meaning but hurtful comments about what parents should have done/could do about their child’s cancer.

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