When Ann Marie read a Cancer CAREpoint brochure in a waiting room, the need for support services rang true. She was not yet officially diagnosed with breast cancer but all signs pointed in that direction. She was worried over how to tell her two sons about her illness as much as she was dreading the surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
Cancer CAREpoint provided her with books on how to talk to kids about cancer and at one-on-one counseling sessions she learned to be open and honest but not overwhelm them with too much information. Both boys found the teen support group helpful and have accompanied their mom to movement, nutrition and art therapy programs so they would feel involved in her healing.
“I never thought cancer could make our family closer than we already were, but it did. I didn’t want to scare my children or have my illness hold them back. Cancer CAREpoint helped all of us stay strong and positive so that we could get through this together. And we have.”