September, childhood cancer awareness month.

My thoughts on a page.

Unless you have experienced it no one can imagine what it must be like to lose a child, or to watch them suffer.

danielThere are days when I remember with a smile, young Daniel (13) my friend’s son, and some of his more mischievous moments, then there are other days, when despite dannymy best efforts, I remember the nightmare his parents faced as they had to break the news to him that he had cancer. In the following weeks and months we watched him lose his hair and suffer pain we rarely speak of. During that time Daniel was braver than I could ever be.

Knowing your child has cancer and may die must be impossible to believe. Without having any time to absorb that news the child and it’s parents are whisked away from the life they knew, to a life where treatment so toxic it can kill, is…

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