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Cancer v’s COVID
ScoMo v’s FOMO Can I tell you having to be careful about staying away from people while my husband Marty gets chemotherapy has been made so much easier by ScoMo making rules that everyone should stay away from each other. He took away FOMO (Fear Of Out)...
Making Exclusive Time with Family Part of Your Routine
In the midst of treatment commitments, side effects and managing the impact of a parental cancer diagnosis on the family, how does one make time dedicated to just ‘being’ with those you love? Between appointments, trying to keep everyone’s routines as as...
Elena Schiena
The Truth About Parenting a Cancer Sibling
We talk a lot about how childhood cancer affects the family. But what about the siblings, specifically? 2016 St. Baldrick's Foundation Ambassador Cheyenne’s mom opens up about how her 5-year-old son, Tristen, copes with his big sister’s childhood cancer...
The Loss of a Child: Stories from Three Bereaved Parents
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s  Bereavement Program , regularly sits with bereaved individuals, listens to their stories, and help them navigate their lives after they have been completely turned upside down. They recently spoke with three bereaved...
We Can Be Better For They Existed
"And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. They existed. We can be. Be and be For...
A Bereaved Mum Braces For Christmas
In the words of Suzanne Leigh, "We’ve made it through Thanksgiving and the first anniversary of our gorgeous girl’s passing. Now we’re dealing with the “Merry Christmas”-es and shortly thereafter the “Happy New Year”-s.  Ugh. For Christmas, I’d like my I...
My Real Life Journey as a Pediatric Cancer Survivor’s Mom
Three years ago, Paxton was diagnosed with a form of stage 4 pediatric cancer. At age 8, he is now cancer-free. Paxton’s mother, Jamie, shares the journey her family has taken to make sure he received the all-around health care – both physical and needed...
Connecting as a family when cancer comes along
Around half of the young people affected by cancer who access support at CanTeen tell us that they would like more time out from dealing with the impact of cancer and more opportunities to have fun. As CanTeen’s Senior Counsellor, this doesn’t surprise...
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