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    • #8552

      A sick child can take a toll on the household and a relationship especially when you have other children, and a full time job. My Child was 4 years old and diagnosed with a Brain Tumor (a clue for you Mom’s is to pay attention to the photo’s of your child. If one eye looks like a film or cataract then the other eye, get your child to the Doctor immediately. I had no clue until my little boy was throwing up only in the morning, which also is key, and complaining of headache. I took him to the doctor and was immediately told get to the hospital for a Cat Scan. He went through a lot of different treatments, which I won’t get into but he passed away on Christmas Eve 1991. When you lose a child, your relationship is really tested. You have to let each other grieve and lean on each other. Most couples turn away from each other or blame one or the other. I had a fantastic support team in family and friends. My husband had to work while all his life was falling apart around him. My daughter who was 7 at the time was basically with my in-law’s for months at a time while I was sleeping in a cot next to my little boy each day and night. I don’t know if others are going through something like this or know of another Mom who is going through a devastating life event, but, help them with meals, cleaning, taking their other children even for a day, send the person a note of encouragement, help the family as much as you can. I had support raising funds for whatever my family needed. When you lose a child, the relationship is truly tested, most couples get divorced within a few years. My husband and I became closer after we lost our little boy to this terrible disease. I have been married for 35 years, not a day goes by that I don’t think of my little boy and what he would look like, while kind of career path, if he would have married, its a constant battle in my brain but I talk and talk and talk about him to everyone who knew of my situation. A lot of people are afraid to say his name for fear that I or my husband would get upset, but, its just the opposite, we want to hear people remember him. Should you ever encounter and I hope no one does, don’t fear bringing up the child’s name. A grieving parent (yes we still grieve, the pain eases but never goes away) never wants their child forgotten. My son’s name was Anthony. I was Blessed to have him for 4 year and Thank the Lord for keeping him on his side until I get there to continue my job of being his Mommy

    • #8555

      i can’t even imagine what you went through and continue to go through. i appreciate you telling your story and to help alert other mothers on what to look for. May God bless you and keep you strong! You are a beautiful person and a loving mother, the love we have for our children never fades. May Anthony’s memory live on, i know he will in his momma’s heart for sure and now in mine, thank you for touching me with his story and yours! xoxo

      • #8743

        Thank you for your reply. If I could help 1 person than I’m glad that I did post my story.

    • #13619

      Thanks for the questions and answer and this could save one life atleast

    • #16118

      My…I thought it was hard to loose a parent, which I did this past January. I cannot even imagine the pain you must still feel after all these years. My heart goes out to you and I want to thank you for sharing your story. I would hope that somehow a lot of the Moms on here would read it, but I have been a member for a long time, and just found out about this part of the program. Hugs and prayers to you!

    • #20613

      I was crying

    • #22982

      Does anyones child need hair for a wig?? I 7 year old recently cut over 10 in to donate to a child

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