The Puddle Jumper’s Guide to Kicking Cancer: Spotlight and Giveaway

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it can be incredibly traumatizing. Families have to adapt to a new world that is filled with doctor appointments, chemo, hospitalizations, and side effects. There are supportive medical providers, such a child life specialists, oncologists, and nurses that become part of the family. They offer education and resources to make this new transition more manageable, so families can feel empowered.

I’m happy to share a new resource that was inspired by one family’s cancer journey. I hope that you can add this to your library and support families coping with cancer.

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Creating a Legacy for Your Child

Guest Blogger, Sara Stamp Founder of Layla’s Legacy

Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. It’s why when someone learns you’ve lost a child, their first response is typical “I can’t even imagine what you’re going through.” Truly, they can’t because our brains aren’t wired that way. Sigmund Freud once said that people run towards pleasure and run away from pain. Thank you Captain Obvious. What is more painful than imagining the death of your child? In short – nothing.

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Using Music, Nature and Friendship to Help Families Cope with Cancer

When a child becomes sick, the whole family becomes sick. Navigating this complex and emotional healthcare journey is exhausting. By having services available to support families is crucial. One amazing organization that has been doing this since 1995, is the Children’s Cancer Association.

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