When my son was diagnosed with cancer, our lives changed dramatically. Ian couldn’t go to daycare and had to be isolated due to his weakened immune system. A very difficult part of our new reality was dealing with treatments, side effects, pain & discomfort that Ian had to overcome.
We are so thankful for
Kids Kicking Cancer
. Ian loves coming to classes. It gives him an opportunity to interact with other kids his age, run out his energy, and have fun. It's a safe place where he doesn’t have to worry about how other kids will react that he doesn’t have hair, has a port in his chest, & stitches on his face. Here, he is like other kids. He opened up & learned to talk about what he's going through. It built his self-confidence. He learned he wasn’t a victim of cancer, he was a warrior, and had a mission to teach the world how to cope with fear & pain. The classes taught us how to talk with Ian about what he's going through. We connected with other parents & shared our experiences.
We are so thankful to the teachers for their patience, heart, & amazing abilities to empower kids in such hard circumstances. We appreciate that they not only teach classes, but also visit kids at the oncology clinic & hospitals. It brightened up our long days and always made Ian excited.