I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. It’s hard to imagine anyone these days has not been touched by cancer in some way, whether it’s a friend or family member or it’s an acquaintance. But, nothing is more heartbreaking than when cancer affects our children.
Our community has seen more than our share of these cases in the past few years, and I’ve seen how devastating it can be – not just for the child who is diagnosed, but also for all their classmates and family members. My young niece and nephew have two good friends who have been diagnosed with cancer, and it’s been so hard to see them dealing with the harsh realities of kids going through cancer treatments.
But, while many kids would internalize their fears and go through their own process alone, that’s not the way they roll. I so admire the way their mom, my sister, has approached the discussion of cancer with them, as well as with the rest of the family.