"Your child has cancer." . . . What do you do when those words are spoken to you for the first time? Not a neighbor, not an acquaintance, not someone at work, but you. This book answers this painful and difficult question with gentleness, understanding, and most of all, hope. It is impossible to prepare for the news that hits thousands and thousands of parents and grandparents every year. There isn't a book in the world that can ready you for the heartbreak of that day. However, HOPE FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH CANTER comes alongside everyone who has to face that day. From the initial diagnosis and throughout the daunting journey, this encouraging and extremely helpful resource offers advice, support, and hope from fellow travelers and professionals who are experienced with what lies ahead, and all of them want you to know that you are not alone. If you or someone you know has been given the diagnosis that a child has cancer this is a book you simply cannot do without. Award winning author and speaker Lynda Young and hospital chaplain Jonathan Ward offer indispensable help and hope that comes from years of experience and comfort.
|Publisher:||Abilene Christian University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Lynda is a nationwide speaker, writer, and founder, Kindred Press, LLC. She is also a national award-wining author as she received the Living Now Book Awards, Parenting Category for her book Hope for Families of Children with Cancer.
She holds masterÂ's degrees in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Education/Administration from University North Carolina. She did her undergraduate work at Oklahoma Baptist University in Education She has been a teacher/administrator, and has published and taught You-niquely Made Â© curricula on personalities. She is a graduate of Speak Up with Confidence, CLASSeminars, and holds memberships in American Christian Writers (ACW) and Christian Writers Fellowship International.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments: Thank You! 11
Preface: Hope 13
Chapter 1 God's Coincidence? 17
Chapter 2 I'm Sorry to Tell You This 25
Chapter 3 What Do I Do Now? 43
Chapter 4 Caring for Your Unique Child 51
Chapter 5 Making Your Hospital Room Home 71
Chapter 6 Forewarned Is Forearmed 83
Chapter 7 Caring for the Caregiver 91
Chapter 8 Family Flocks 113
Chapter 9 Siblings: The Well Ones 127
Chapter 10 Friends: The Family You Choose 143
Chapter 11 Hospital Hospital-ity 155
Chapter 12 You're Not Alone l73
Afterword: Preparing for the Journey 187
Resource 1 You-niquely Made Personality Study 193
Resource 2 Organizations and Websites 209
Resource 3 Recommended Inspirational Reading 211
Scripture References 215
About the Authors 223
For More Information 224
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sensitive, hopeful, and helpful information packaged in a beautiful book. I recommend it to families just learning about the paralyzing diagnosis. This book belongs in every hospital, public, and church library!