Why siblings of children with illnesses need attention

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Why siblings of children with illnesses may need the most attention is a personal story published by The Mighty. In this piece a mother shares her experience and advice about the “sibling effect” which she calls a complicated part of childhood cancer.

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Melissa Whitrow

Our little boy was only 3 when his big sister was diagnosed with ALL, he doesn’t remember a time before she was sick and her illness has had a huge impact on his life. I will always remember him asking me to please lock him and his sister outside ‘then she will have to play with me’ – she was so sick and they missed such a lot of normal sibling play time.

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