When pediatric cancer strikes, families respond and rally around their sick child. Parents do exactly what they should and drop everything to get treatment, provide comfort and pray for a cure. As a parent I can relate.
However often times siblings are left with grandparents or the neighbors. Their lives are turned upside down and they don't really understand why.
Siblings feel scared that their brother or sister will die
Siblings feel guilty that they are healthy and their sibling is sick
Siblings feel confused as they don't know if they did something wrong to cause it
Siblings feel jealous because their sibling gets all the attention and there is often little time from parents for their activities, sports, homework, etc.
We are trying to support siblings with tools, information and support to help them through the cancer journey. We are trying to promote and support Total Family Healing. Anything you can do to help us realize our mission is greatly appreciated.