There are countless resources out there. This is just a small list of resources that I have utilized over the years and can personally recommend.
Making the Grade: Back to School After Cancer For Teens – This is a video that profiles the lives of three teens as they return to school after cancer treatment. I was one of the teens profiled.
CAC2 (Coalition Against Childhood Cancer) – A collaborative network of organizations and individuals supporting and serving the childhood cancer community.
- CAC2 fosters and sustains greater levels of collaboration, information exchange, and learning across the childhood cancer community through agreed-upon initiatives in the areas of advocacy & awareness building, family support, and research & treatment
- Hope Portal – a one-stop shop to find resources
St. Baldrick’s – Fills the gap in childhood cancer funding by raising money through their head-shaving events. They are the largest private funder of research grants specific for childhood cancer.
A Kid Again – For twenty plus years, A Kid Again has helped to restore a sense of normal for families thrust into the situation of having to care for a child with a life-threatening illness.
- A Kid Again hosts year-round events to support these families and provide them with memories that will last a lifetime.
Stupid Cancer – Stupid Cancer offers a lifeline to the adolescent and young adult cancer community by connecting them to age-appropriate resources and peers who get it.
- Their mission is to empower adolescents and young adults affected by cancer by ending isolation and building community.
Imerman Angels – Through our unique matching process, Imerman Angels partners anyone, any age, any gender, anywhere and any cancer type seeking support with someone just like them – a “Mentor Angel.” A Mentor Angel is a cancer survivor or caregiver who most importantly has faced the same type of cancer.
- Their service is absolutely free.
- Their mission is to provide comfort and understanding for all cancer fighters, survivors, previvors and caregivers through a personalized, one-on-one connection with someone who has been there.
Dolphin Research Center – Through education, research, and rescue, Dolphin Research Center promotes peaceful coexistence, cooperation, and communication between marine mammals, humans, and the environment we share with the well being of DRC’s animals taking precedence.
- They work with Make-A-Wish and can accommodate individuals with special needs.
Hope Has Arrived – Hope Has Arrived helps people find hope, strength, and peace against cancer. You can find personal stories as well as resources to help you achieve this.
Gold Together – Is the American Cancer Society initiative dedicated to increasing awareness of childhood cancer, supporting families facing a diagnosis, and raising funds to end childhood cancer.