Lessons of losing a child to cancer

Another fantastic blog article from Four-Square Clobbers Cancer…

Four-Square Clobbers Cancer

lessonsAs the weeks dwindle down to mark one year of losing my son, Ryan, to cancer, I have been looking back and thinking hard about what I’ve been taught, or should I say, what was thrown in my lap to learn. Some lessons I never wanted to be taught. Now I carry those lessons around and continue to learn.

Lesson 1. We are a community. Or so I thought.  At first, early in the battle, when lesson1your child receives the diagnosis of cancer you eagerly reach out to find other families in your situation. You are hungry for knowledge on a family’s point of view and more importantly how their child is doing. That lesson was amazing. There is an unspoken bond between parents, between children, in this special part of the childhood cancer community. Life on the hospital ward is a beautiful bond.

But later, as Ryan grew…

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