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A mom’s thoughts on taking care of her daughter – Meet Avaya

Avaya is 11 yrs chronologically but mentally between 4 and 7. In August of 2014 she was admitted to Children's Mercy Hospital and diagnosed with Leukemia (CML), Generalized Epilepsy w/photo-sensitivity, and a heart condition known as Supra ventricular Tachycardia all in the same week. Her cancer type, Chronic Myeloid leukemia, is not one that she [...]

By |January 25th, 2016|childhood cancer|0 Comments

Meet Isaac, a Sibiling

Childhood cancer deeply affects the siblings of cancer patients. When parents hear the diagnosis, suddenly all thoughts focus on keeping the sick child alive. Siblings, although loved, can easily get lost in the shuffle. TNK Children’s Foundation offers support to families, and we often provide special activities and attention to the siblings of sick kids. [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|childhood cancer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pain from a Broken Bone

Most parents have encountered or will soon experience the day when a child breaks a bone. Taylor might fall off a bike and break an arm. Alex could fall in the playground or while playing in the yard and break a leg. For the average parent, these minor emergencies are just another part of raising kids. Few grownups [...]

By |January 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stress – Cancer connection

In the link below Drive for Success  making our children sick.  They are talking about healthy students being stressed. Can you imagine the stress our cancer children are under with all the school they miss yet try to keep up?  They also mention that stress puts the healthy children at a higher chance of getting [...]

By |January 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Employment Struggles of Parents Whose Children Have Cancer

Families today don’t have a lot of spare time. Even in families with healthy kids, every moment of the day gets scheduled with work, school activities, chores around the house, and the occasional social event. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, demands on a parent’s time increase radically. Suddenly, you have to find time for seven doctors’ [...]

By |January 5th, 2016|childhood cancer|0 Comments