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Caring for Kids and Families

In the world of pediatric cancer, the term “caregiver” covers a lot of ground. Caregivers are siblings, parents, teachers, classmates or friends of a child, as well as members of the medical team who work closely with the patient and their family.

Get useful tips on how to help families coping with cancer and other medical challenges, find out how caregivers can help themselves and be more helpful to others and explore the different ways health care professionals contribute to the team effort of caring for a child with cancer below.

10 Things You Can Do to Help a Family

This advice from A LION IN THE HOUSE filmmaker Julia Reichert––whose own daughter is a pediatric cancer survivor––is an indispensable resource for anyone who knows an individual or a family coping with a catastrophic medical event.
Find out how you can make a difference »

Care for the Caregiver

Providing care to a loved one can be enormously rewarding, but first you have to take good care of yourself. Yet the sheer amount of time and thought involved in providing care may mean you’ve put yourself at the bottom of your priority list.
Find out how to get on the road to better wellness with nine helpful steps »

A Caregiver’s Guide

Caregivers are often on the front lines of loss, witnessing a child’s physical, cognitive and emotional changes. Though caregiving is hard work and a struggle, feelings of hope, satisfaction and bonding can also be a part of the experience.
Get tips on communicating with the doctor and for staying healthy and helpful »

Health Care Professionals

Pediatric hematology/oncology patients require a specialized team of doctors and caregivers who are committed to offering compassionate, state-of-the-art clinical care while advancing research to help find a cure.
Learn about the roles health care professionals play in the fight against pediatric cancer »


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Al and Regina Fields