A child’s cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment can be one of the most terrifying experiences a family will go through. This roller-coaster ride can leave the child, parents, and other family members struggling to cope. Author C. Jan Borgman, bereavement manager at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, presents help for accepting the diagnosis and moving forward with treatment options; finding support as a whole family; and holding onto hope in the face of this life-changing event. The author offers this sound piece of advice: You and your child are not defined by the cancer but by who you are and how you deal with it.
By C. Jan Borgman