Someone I Love is Sick
is a customizable tool to use when talking with children ages 2-6 years old about a parent or grandparent who has cancer. It addresses all stages of the cancer journey including diagnosis, treatment, hospitalization, recurrence and end of life. The tool can be used by families and health care professionals. All proceeds from the sale of this tool benefit The Gathering Place, a non-profit cancer support center providing free programs and services to individuals and families.
I had a chance to review Someone I Love is Sick and I think this would be a great tool to help kids understand what’s going on when someone in their family has cancer. Children learn by reading, and this book answers a lot of questions they may have. Each page only has one sentence on it, so you can go nice and slow, so as not to confuse children. The book is actually unbound in binder form, so you can arrange the pages however you want depending on the stage of cancer.