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The best ways to support a family facing childhood cancer

Offering the right kind of help to a family whose child has cancer can be difficult. Parents have shared the best ways other have helped them, so you can feel confident in offering meaningful support.

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tips from parents

“They were patient with us and let us talk in our own time.”

”Helped with the housework and picked up our other kids from school.”

”Started a Gofundme page to help with bills.”

”Offered to keep us company when we were stuck in the hospital for days at a time.”

”Didnt ask us how they could help – they just did something”

”Helped with simple household tasks like watering plants,  lawn mowing, collecting mail etc..”

”Wrote a nice letter or card, made a photo album, bought us flowers or a stuffed animal for our daughter to cuddle.”

”Organised a Zoom party so we could see everyone.”

”Made a food roster so we weren’t receiving ten meals a day.”

”Gave us a meal voucher for Uber eats.”

”Looked after our teenagers when we abruptly relocated for treatment.”

”Gave us parking voucher for the hospital.”

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    Case Studies

    Employment and childhood cancer: How parents are impacted

    Dad Tom speaks about his daughter Bianca’s diagnosis, how it impacted his family, and the stress of caring for his daughter while also managing a demanding job.

    Employment and childhood cancer: How parents are impacted

    Dad Tom speaks about his daughter Bianca’s diagnosis, how it impacted his family, and the stress of caring for his daughter while also managing a demanding job.

    Organising

    Tips to help families ease financial stress

    Childhood cancer can have a large impact on a family’s financial situation. Here are some support services that may be able to help.

    Tips to help families ease financial stress

    Childhood cancer can have a large impact on a family’s financial situation. Here are some support services that may be able to help.

    The emotional impact of childhood cancer on diagnosed children | Redkite

    Emotions

    The emotional impact of childhood cancer on diagnosed children 

    A child with cancer can experience a whirlwind of emotions throughout their cancer experience. Here we discuss some of the things they may be feeling.

    The emotional impact of childhood cancer on diagnosed children 

    A child with cancer can experience a whirlwind of emotions throughout their cancer experience. Here we discuss some of the things they may be feeling.

    Relationships

    Bullying and childhood cancer

    A child or teenager who has been diagnosed with cancer will go through treatment and as a result, can look different to what looked like before diagnosis. We look at how they might be the target of bullying and what you can do to help.

    Bullying and childhood cancer

    A child or teenager who has been diagnosed with cancer will go through treatment and as a result, can look different to what looked like before diagnosis. We look at how they might be the target of bullying and what you can do to help.