Helpful booklet from Ryan’s Heart: healingactivitiesforgrievingchildrenandteens
For siblings of children with cancer: Jamie’s Journey on Amazon
Beginning December 2016, we are organizing 2 groups out of community need and support: “Good Grief” Playgroup for children who have suffered a loss, and “Team DIPG”, a Southern California group for families of a child battling DIPG, each meeting once a month. For updates on Jack’s Angels activities, please follow this link.
We are starting Good Grief because locally there is very little support for children who have suffered a devastating loss. Traditional therapy does not always help young children, and so we are in a non-professional environment making the effort to simply supply a need that they all tend to have: to simply feel understood and “a part of,” a touchstone which they make bring with them to school or other activities where they may feel different.
With Team DIPG we hope to help local So-Cal DIPG families connect for camaraderie, support, and awareness of one another. Historically DIPG has been an isolating diagnosis, and in recent years greater awareness has led to the hope for more research funding and educating the public on the prevalence pediatric brain tumors, as well as the urgent need for greater research funding.
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