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How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting

  When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, one of the first things I did was head straight to the book store. I was looking for a book that would tell me how to juggle cancer and parenting my infant daughter. I didn’t find anything that provided helpful information or practical steps I could take …

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Michelle E. Massey

How to help kids cope with a parent’s cancer: interview with an oncology social worker

The first thing I thought when I was diagnosed with breast cancer was what’s going to happen to my baby? I’m not alone in that thought, I’ve discussed the topic at length with my friends who are also juggling child rearing with cancer treatment. And it does impact the kids, but there are ways to help …

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Camp Sparkle 2014 Gildas Club Seattle

Camp Sparkle

On the corner of Broadway and Union, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, sits an old brick building with a red door, and four stately white columns in front. Magic happens in this building. This building is the home of Gilda’s Club Seattle, and Camp Sparkle. When Gilda Radner was diagnosed with cancer, she learned first hand …

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Halloween Party

On the way to the Halloween party, she started to have second thoughts about her costume. “But, I don’t want to be a dinosaur ballerina.” I assured her that she didn’t have to wear her costume. “I want to be a camel.” “I’m sorry, I don’t have a camel costume.” “Do you have a crocodile …

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