Cancer Dads: You’re Not Alone is a personal story written by Matt Kabel on the St Baldrick’s Foundation website.
Earlier this year, Matt wrote about what it’s really like to be a father of a child with cancer. “The post took off and was shared on social media more than anything I had ever written before,” Matt said.
The response moved him to start a private Facebook page that is an online support group called Childhood Cancer Dads Support Group. Matt shares what he’s learned since then, with photos submitted by dads in his group. “Every dad who applies is personally vetted prior to being accepted via a personal message before they are able to view and participate,” he explains. “This way, the group is a safe environment where dads can be open and honest about their feelings. We have ground rules set up to protect each other’s privacy and respect everyone’s views.”