The shock of finding out that your child has cancer or leukaemia is understandably devastating, and the emotional journey that follows can be equally, if not more, difficult. In cases where a child is old enough to understand what they are fighting the strain on both the child and parents can multiply as each family member deals with their own different emotions.
We all know that remaining positive is an important part of the healing process and parents are usually expected to stay strong for their child, but when faced with the possibility of losing your child, staying strong is easier said than done.
Our team are on hand for parents, siblings, grandparents, or anyone who needs to talk. We can listen to a story, talk through a problem, or just provide a shoulder to cry on.
We can put families in touch with other families in a similar situation, or put them in contact with a support group. Others may need professional counselling and sometime a Care Grant can be considered to cover the cost of this.