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Honouring parents of children with cancer

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Honouring the Incredible Job of Parents

This Global Day of Parents, we’d like to honour and show our appreciation to the inspiring parents, carers and guardians who selflessly nurture and care for their children while facing childhood cancer.

Childhood cancer is something that no child or family should ever have to face. It is often a long, complicated and overwhelming experience that takes a large toll on the whole family.

Today, we want to talk about how important parents are in the lives of their children. As primary caregivers, they play an essential role in nurturing and protecting their children, especially during difficult times.

Parents are the first ones to notice when their child becomes unwell. They are the ones who take them to doctors, provide emotional support, and tirelessly work through every challenge. They are always there, even when the path ahead is tough.

From the moment their child is diagnosed, parents are thrown into a whirlwind of emotions and responsibilities. They must become advocates, caregivers, and coordinators, all while trying to maintain some sense of normalcy and strength at home. They must navigate complex medical terminologies, understand treatments, manage side effects, and help their children cope with their emotions and fears.

Throughout this process, it’s essential to honour the incredible job that parents do in taking on this monumental responsibility. They must be parent, caregiver, counsellor, and provider all in one. Often, they put their own needs and feelings aside to prioritise their children’s care and well-being, even when maintaining their emotional stamina is hard.

Parents inspire strength and resilience and give their children someone to lean on when things get hard. They are the unsung heroes of childhood cancer, and their ability to give endless love and support throughout every obstacle is a true superpower.

To all the parents who are facing childhood cancer: you are not alone. Your strength and sacrifice do not go unnoticed, and you are making a huge difference to your children’s lives. We see you, we appreciate you, and we honour you for all that you do.

Let’s never hesitate to reach out to the parents in our lives who are facing hardships. Let’s offer them our support, love, and kindness.

With love and respect,
The Redkite team

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