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Posts made in September, 2012

Helping Through The Year

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in General, Keeping it Together | 0 comments

Helping Through The Year

You can help to raise awareness for childhood cancer as well as so many other childhood diseases at any point in the year, not just during a “special” month. Although it is nice to have a special month to promote, I feel reaching out throughout the year is just as important. I have been able to find true happiness by being able to promote Childhood Cancer Awareness through writing my story and sharing my words whenever and whereever I am asked to appear. It makes me feel special to share all of my...

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Ways to Help

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Ways to Help

It does not take much to reach out and help others. If you are a computer savvy person, you can Google “Childhood Cancer” and from there find ways to help. You can volunteer for an event, donate money, find families in your area that need support, etc. For example, my volunteers get to do things like assist me at my appearances, local events, and even join us to cook for families who need a shoulder to lean on and just sit and listen to what they have to say. There are Ronald McDonald Houses,...

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Taking Care of Everyone

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Keeping it Together | 0 comments

Taking Care of Everyone

Having a child with a disability or serious long term illness is enough of a challenge, but what about the other siblings? Are we paying enough attention to the entire family? Are we noticing changes but not really noticing? When you and your entire family are faced with the long term treatments and the stress from the demand, we generally focus on the sick child and how we think that they will cope. They will cope because they have to but we want to make the transition as easy as possible since it could be years...

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Family Involvement – Taking the First Steps

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Keeping it Together | 0 comments

Family Involvement – Taking the First Steps

Everyone reacts differently to different things. When we first find out about our child’s diagnosis we, as parents, need to completely digest  and process the information at hand. What will happen to my child, what will happen to us as a family, our other children, and in general with our daily lives. Some of  us will go through depression, some will get mad, or some will dive into the diagnosis full force. Whatever the reaction, we cannot forget to involve everyone in what is happening. Even the smallest...

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Coping with the News

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Coping with the News

I have written about finding out terrible news about your child’s health, now I am going to share some ideas on how to deal and cope with the news. Finding out that your child is ill, going to need numerous treatments for long extended periods of time (maybe even years), maybe surgery, or any other shocking news will leave you in a state of chaos. At first you try to swallow up all the things the doctors are throwing out there to you, digest it, and then try to process what your options are. A few ways to...

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