Let's say your friend is diagnosed with cancer, or your neighbor or your kids' friend's parent - what do you do and how?
It is important to be there for your friend, if you can. Please do not worry about saying something stupid or being "too much" to your friend. All anyone with cancer wants is someone to speak to them and NOT always ask about "so are you cured?" or "so are you going to die?" - there is a middle ground.
The middle ground includes our kids - just because we have cancer does not mean we no longer have children in our lives who love us and look to us with fear and worry that one day, when they wake up, we will be "gone".
This explains how you can help those of us with cancer who are also parents... Supermom out!
All about telling your kids you have cancer - may you never know what it is like to see them process the information or the fear...
I cried a bit making this video - it is hard for me to know that I got sick and they got hurt because of it. Cancer is something that impacts everyone in the family.
When I had to tell my kids I had cancer, they were only 6 and 9 and I was their whole world. I cared for them exclusively and balanced my work, my small business and more but I did not do anything for ME or care much about me. If only I could have learned these lessons without getting you know the C word -- but since I cannot change that, instead I just try to help others deal with it.