For Spouses & Caregivers
For spouses and caregivers of parents with cancer.
The group helps single fathers due to cancer cope with the loss of their wives or partners, meet the demands of parenthood, and manage their children’s grief.
Maya and Marc Silver understand what it’s like for the million or so teens whose parents have cancer each year.
Some women find post-treatment the most difficult part of the experience, because you’re ‘supposed to be’ done, but emotionally, it’s hard not to feel some sort of ‘what now?’ letdown.
“She needed to talk about it, and my husband and I never tried to censor her.”
I went straight from my thirties to the hospital, where the other patients were all twice my age. For me, 40 was the new 80.
For adults, obits are about what they did. But for children, they’re about who they were.
We parents want to shield our children from the worst of our cancer, but in the process, we can rob them of their emotional rights to process and grieve in their own way.
So please have that awkward conversation about your son’s testicles. You could save his life.
When both parents get cancer, a teenager steps up to help out, pulling the family closer.
I said yes, not realizing it would mean I’d end up in pink snakeskin pants and 5-inch Nicole Miller heels, rocking out to Nirvana and sipping Champagne in Manhattan photography studio.