So your child was just diagnosed with cancer, now what?
Well, first off, I am glad you are here. Glad in the “I wish desperately that no one ever met me here, but since this is life, I am glad we have, at the very least, each other,” kind of glad.
We will be fast friends because that’s one of the only kind things that cancer gives you: friendship.
Or here are a couple good posts to start with:
There is so much I want to tell you. And really, I don’t know exactly where to begin. So, like I’ll encourage you from here on out, I am going to just take the next step. Things are about to… Continue reading To the mom who is about to hear, "It's cancer."
**since Beau’s diagnosis in January of 2019, the COG9032 protocol has changed and been updated. Current treatment for standard-risk ALL has similar bones, but is not the same. Obviously, duh, rely on what your team says, not me.** Many children… Continue reading Explanation of ALL and COG9032
Unfortunately, in the last couple months two acquaintances have reached out with the same question, “Someone close to me has just found out their child has leukemia. What do I do? What do I say? How can I support them?”… Continue reading “Sorry,” is the first step, then “how can I help?”
Dear Beau, Last night you scored the winning run of your baseball game. I cried hot tears as you ran across home plate and into the dugout where your teammates crowded around you, everyone estatic. You struck out earlier in… Continue reading Dear Beau, on the day of your port removal,