Light and hope in a hard time

Manitoba

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, families often face a long list of difficult challenges and emotions, including shock, denial, fear, anxiety, anger, guilt, grief, sadness and isolation. Coping with all of that can be overwhelming.

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Group offers parents support and the chance to pay it forward

Brenda Marion-Gerula (third from left) and Eddie Marion-Gerula (far right) with the volunteer-run Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Group wrapping gifts for a Christmas event. (Submitted)

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, families often face a long list of difficult challenges and emotions, including shock, denial, fear, anxiety, anger, guilt, grief, sadness and isolation. Coping with all of that can be overwhelming.

For those longing for connection with others who understand, the volunteer-run Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Group (CCCSG) was created to assist with navigating these hard times.

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