On The Mighty, mother Pauline Grady offers advice on simple and straightforward ways you can support a dad with a sick child.
Her story also talks about how fathers are equally as affected as mothers by their child’s cancer diagnosis but they tend to cope with it in different ways. She writes:
“One thing I remember so vividly is Rick holding Sam when they told us he had cancer. I remember my knees weakening and holding onto the counter and screaming. I turned to look at Rick and he had a steady stream of tears running down his face and simply asked, “What next? What do we have to do?” When I wasn’t functioning, he was. ”