02 Sep Exploring the Shock Waves that are Created when a Child is Diagnosed with Cancer.
When Felix was diagnosed with Cancer in January 2016 it sent shock waves throughout our family, friends and community.
These are the voices that I want to be heard. How did our closest friends feel, what did they think, how did it affect them? How did our parents cope seeing not only their grandchild suffering but their children suffering such emotional pain and distress? What about Felix’s teacher, his classmates and the school community? How were they able to explain his absence, reassure the children, make things OK?
Then there are the Aunties, Uncles and Cousins – how did they explain to their children that their cousin was so poorly? How did the Postie feel delivering cards and parcels from well wishers? Then there is his football manager, football team and friends. I can’t imagine how they felt. Beyond these people, there are our virtual friends. Friends who have supported Felix from afar but we’ve never met. How did the ordeal that Felix was going through affect them?
These are the stories I would love to share. I already have a list of wonderful people who want to share their story and tell the world about how Childhood Cancer affects not just the child but the whole family and the wider community. Having just read the first two blogs that I have been sent I find myself in tears – I now know how some of you guys feel after reading my blogs!
If you would like to share your story to the world and make our shout about Childhood Cancer as loud as we can, please do get in touch. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s do all we can to raise awareness about the shock waves of Childhood Cancer.