How can I Help My Grieving Friend/Family Member?

One of the things that we try to do during Bereaved Parents Awareness Month is to help the grieving parents make some sense of how they are feeling, to encourage them to give themselves permission to grieve according to their own schedule irrespective of what other may feel or think. Another is to try to […]

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The Mourner’s Bill of Rights

Losing a child is the most painful experience that any parent can be asked to go through, especially when it is a young child that they have had to watch go through the devastating, frightening, physically and emotionally crippling battle against cancer. Losing a child is like losing one’s heart and then being expected to […]

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I Miss You, My Child

When the stars shine up in the sky I miss you… When the sun rises and sets every day, I miss you… When the rain falls, and everything Looks bright and beautiful, I miss you… Every day, every hour, In everything I do, I miss you! Today we would like to share a post by Austin‘s […]

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Musings of an Onco Mom: This Grief Thing

Earlier today I was going through Facebook, and a link to the post below came up in my feed. Musings of an Onco Mom is a blog that Lisl, mother to Emma, has been posting to since July 2014, when Emma was diagnosed with Leukaemia. If anyone wants to try to understand what a family […]

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Life Goes On

  ~ Life Goes On ~ There is no word, no label, no identifying moniker, I am not a widow, not an orphan, not childless, But one child less. One less open laugh and little boy giggle, One less challenging tete-a-tete; One less artful, winking manipulation, One less word of comfort, one less grateful hug. […]

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Gone Too Soon

Today we would like to reach out to all those Little Fighter Families who have lost a Loved One to Childhood Cancer. Losing a child is devastating and never easy to deal with. Parents are simply not supposed to outlive their children and no parent is prepared for a child’s death, even though they may […]

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Dates I Remember…

Today we would like to share with you a piece written by Theresa Botha Nieuwenhuis,  Xuané’s mommy.  The piece was originally written in Afrikaans (shown below English version) but it is so powerful that we translated it so that everyone could understand what the death of a child from childhood cancer does to a mother…

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