Valentine’s Day: The Power of Love
While many of us enjoy the chocolates, flowers and romance in celebration of the patron Saint Valentine, have you ever wondered how Valentine’s day started and who is Saint Valentine? By most accounts, Saint Valentine was a Roman priest and physician who suffered martyrdom during the persecution of Christians by the emperor Claudius II Gothicus […]
Five Ways to Reduce the Risk of Cancer
February is National Cancer Prevention Month Hearing the words, “Your child has cancer,” is the worst news a parent can hear. Parents often ask how this could have happened. In adults, often lifestyle and environmental factors can be linked to a cancer diagnosis. But how does a child get cancer? Many hospitals and research organizations […]
Does Your Child’s Education Stop During Cancer?
The ongoing pandemic has drastically altered day-to-day activities such as how one works, but also how students learn. Finding the motivation to sit your child down to read a school lesson is a battle many parents experience. It is an endeavor that takes more resilience for caregiver parents of cancer kids. Schooling adds to an […]
Give Life, Give Blood!
January is National Blood Donor Month A blood donation truly is a “gift of life” to a critically ill child with cancer. Donating your blood is simple way to help a child with cancer, and it only takes about an hour to do. January is National Blood Donor Month, and as we as a […]
Merry Christmas from Here to Serve!
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). True meaning of Christmas to Christians Jesus’s birth and deity were foretold throughout Jewish scripture. These Jewish […]
Happy Hanukkah from Here to Serve!
During Hanukkah, many Jewish families look forward to lighting the menorah and celebrating with family traditions. The season can bring comfort and joy to those reveling in the festival of lights. But if your child is going through cancer treatment, it will drastically change how you and your family enjoy this memorable holiday. Added to […]
International Volunteer Day, Volunteers that Are Here to Serve!
When your child is diagnosed with cancer, your whole world turns upside down. Just getting through the day is often a never-ending challenge. Your child’s health often becomes an obsession. There will be moments when you feel completely helpless and alone. This does not need to be the case. There is a support system for […]
Giving Tuesday: Why Give?
It is that time of year! Giving Tuesday, a national initiative that brings awareness to giving, kicks off the charitable giving season on December 1st! What does it mean to give, to be altruistic? Families need more help than ever during the Covid-19 pandemic. As children go through cancer treatment, their parents do not consider […]
It’s Thanksgiving! Gratitude in 2020…
Gratitude is a habit that presently eludes many Americans, and it is no wonder in the midst of this worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Gratitude is not an easy attitude to practice in 2020, even more so if you have a child battling cancer. As parents care for their critically-ill child, they face more restrictions and additional […]
COVID Meets Cancer, a Recipe for Catastrophe
A parent sees life through a different lens after their child is diagnosed with cancer. No longer are they free to live a normal life or do normal family activities. They live in a bubble, except for the hands-on support from family and friends. If that were not challenging enough, now COVID-19 has changed even […]