This is the festival that Lara planned during her 800 days of treatment for Leukaemia. A Festival of fun for kids, and grown ups – it’s the family event of the season.
Shane, who has spent 28 years in the paediatric cancer trenches is swapping her nurse scrubs for patient PJs. Shane has aggressive breast cancer, and that statement sucks beyond the telling of it.
In September, I fight, I fight towards acknowledging and I remember the heroes we fought alongside. I remember the nurses who not only raised our kids to health but also held their hands out to us as parents and pulled us out of some of the worst moments of our lives.
#f*ckcancer doesn’t always help. Sometimes when you’re in the trenches of cancer it feels like a dismissal. Here are some real, doable supports you can offer a child and a family with cancer.
A Tsunami of Sadness This month I have gathered my sadnesses together, lined them up and asked them to take a number, be patient, I’ll get to each of you in good time. The volume of sadness this month is a tsunami and too great to feel on the fly. I’m going to have to...