Children's Cancer Relief Foundation
Children's Cancer Relief Foundation is a special program of the Crisis Relief Network. Our organization was incorporated in 1993 and has worked with families of missing children, abused children and families in crisis. Over the last 20 years we have offered all our services to the public free of charge.
The Children's Cancer Relief Foundation program has been developed to offer assistance to children and families dealing with a cancer diagnosis or life threatening disease. Our therapy eliminates the negative emotional, or behavioral, influence of traumatic events - whether these experiences are remembered, repressed or forgotten. It is not necessary to relive past events or experience any pain. The mind is cleared, organized and optimized.
In addition to harming the immediate well-being of the child, the extreme stress of dealing with a cancer diagnosis or illness during childhood can impair early brain development, as well as metabolic and immune system function, leading to additional chronic health problems. As a consequence, these children are at increased risk for a wide range of physical health conditions. They are also more susceptible to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a severe and debilitating stress-related psychiatric disorder-after experiencing these types of trauma.
The Difference We Can Make
"How will we get through this?!"
While coping with a cancer diagnosis or life threatening illness and managing the treatments is painful and challenging, it is important to remember that the majority of children's cancer patients survive this frightening disease. To help you through this experience, a group of medical professionals who work with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families have developed therapy techniques designed to help you process your feelings, understand and address difficult behaviors and remain positive, clear, and at peace.
As the founders of Children's Cancer Relief Foundation, we know full well what this challenge entails. Our daughter was diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder and our world was turned upside-down. Dealing with all the physical needs for a child is only part of the challenge. The emotional toll on the child and the family can be overwhelming. The anxiety this news bring is what we help children and families cope with. We discovered a therapy approach that has brought peace to our daughter and to ourselves. We continue to seek answers for the physical symptoms, but with more clarity and peace.
"I'm sorry, but there's nothing more we can do."
No parent wants to hear that, no doctor would want to say it. And you know why? It isn't true.
It is true that in the course of many illnesses, a cure ceases to be an option. But no hope of a sure cure does not mean no hope at all. It certainly does not mean there is nothing more to be done. We can help ease the burden for children and families dealing with a cancer or life threatening crisis. Help us help them!