Need help talking to children about cancer?

Someone I Love is Sick:

Helping Very Young Children Cope with Cancer in the Family

is a customizable book to use when talking with children ages 2-6 years old when a parent or grandparent has cancer. It addresses all stages of the cancer journey including diagnosis, treatment, hospitalization, recurrence and end of life. The book can be used by families and health care professionals. All proceeds from the sale of this book benefit The Gathering Place, a non-profit cancer support center providing free programs and services to individuals and families.

By Kathleen McCue, MA, LSW, CCLS   Illustrated by Jenny Campbell



Click on the names below to read endorsements from:

Lance Armstrong

Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

Arthur Lavin, MD

Geraldo Rivera

Wendy S. Harpham, MD, FACP




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