There isn't a book in the world that can prepare you for the heartbreak of hearing that your child has cancer. Where do you turn? Hope for Families of Children with Cancer by Lynda Young and hospital chaplain Johnnathan Ward offer parents, grandparents, and loved ones hope, advice, and loving support from from fellow travelers on the same path and professionals experienced with what lies ahead. With gentleness and understanding, this wonderful book gives hope.
"I m sorry to tell you this your child has cancer."Each year in America those devastating words thrust parents of more than 12,000 children and adolescents into a frightening, dark tunnel dramatically changing the dynamics of each family. Because childhood cancer attacks quickly and unexpectedly, parents reel, bombarded with information regarding treatments, tests, and decisions as parents echo, "I ve never felt so alone. I feel like I m in a fog."From the initial diagnosis and throughout the daunting journey the twelve chapters and resources in Hope for Families of Children with Cancer weave advice, support, and hope from fellow travelers and professionals who come alongside through encouraging short stories, refreshing helpful hints, and inspiring scriptures and prayers.Many weary parents pull apart as communication breaks down sometimes far apart. An added study, You-niquely Made helps family members appreciate different personalities and methods of coping. Overwhelmed families find comfort and courage as writers deal with the struggles parents face balancing needs of their child; family ( the set-aside spouses and the invisible ones siblings); and self the caregiver the new normal of childhood cancer. Unfortunately 35% of cancer children die. Heartfelt stories include stages of grief, turning the corner, and battling unexpected waves of grief that continue.
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