survivor stories

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Cambria Dodd Russell's Story

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Cambria Dodd Russell’s Story

Long term, I worry about a recurrence, about dying, about leaving my husband with 2 boys to raise on his own. I hope though, that this was just another experience among many in their childhoods. It will, no doubt, impact them. I don’t want it to dominate them though.

Sonya Davis

Cancer showed up with surprises: Sonya Davis’ Story

Sonya Davis shares her experience as a breast cancer survivor, and as the child of a breast cancer survivor.

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Kathy Stokes' Story

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Kathy Stokes’ Story

I’m divorced but asked my ex to be there to tell the kids. That was a big support mechanism in the sense of “we’re fighting this as a family.” Humor works really well with my kids. It opens them up. Eg, at dinner, daughter asks, “Dad, can I have another chicken breast?” shortly after my surgery. Then she turned to me and said, “Sorry, mom.” And I said, “That’s ok. I’ll have two!” Laughter all around.

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Becky E's Story

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Becky E’s Story

Recurrence is a real fear and something that comes up a lot. Help to keep me smiling and laughing and I’ll do the same for you!

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Roxanne Haller

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Roxanne Haller’s Story

Have faith, take care of yourself, allow others to help you. Let go of the idea of the perfect house and perfect parenting. You can only be a parent if you are alive to do it…so take care of your health. Find people you trust, whether through churches or schools whom you trust to help you take care of your children when you aren’t well enough. Be honest with your children, but try not to burden them with adult worries.

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