This week we have a guest blog from my mum, Donna, and her take on what having a child with cancer means, for the whole family.
When Emily was diagnosed with cancer our world changed in an instant forever. I now view the world different. I feel empowered to make a difference and give something back to the many charities that have supported us. I have done voluntary work for over 20 years. This has given me new momentum.
As parents, many of us joke about wishing our children came with an instruction manual. Especially when they are babies. It’s a good job they don’t. I may have sent them back with fear about what laid ahead.
My mother would say its because my house is unlucky and I should move before someone else is stuck down by some disease or condition. Ironically, since moving here my children have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and Cancer. But we have also been blessed to be able to add to our family. We don’t feel unlucky but the complete opposite. We are so lucky to have these children. They enrich our live beyond words.
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