An Outreach to Families Touched by Childhood Cancer
Who knows how it feels to be told your child has cancer? We do.
Brighter Tomorrows, a non-profit organization, was created on the belief that no family should ever have to face a childhood cancer diagnosis on their own. Whether your child is newly diagnosed or you are further along in your journey, we invite you to reach out to us so we might provide immediate support.
The four words “your child has cancer” can cause a multitude of feelings. You may feel frightened, overwhelmed, frustrated, isolated, helpless, or even hopeless. Great stress can accompany a diagnosis and the treatment of childhood cancer can seem daunting.
While every family’s experience with childhood cancer is different, most families face similar challenges. These common challenges are emotional, informational, practical, social, financial, and spiritual. Each family member has a unique set of circumstances to deal with. Fathers often find it difficult to share their emotions and balance the demands of work with the challenges of having a sick child. Mothers often struggle both with the need to care for their sick child while supporting the rest of the family. The child with cancer struggles with the anxiety of treatment and the difficulty of being labeled as “different” by their peers. And their siblings are challenged by a wide range of emotions, as well as the fact that they are not able to spend as much time with their parents or brother or sister.
Brighter Tomorrows understands every one of these challenges, as each of its founders has dealt with a childhood cancer diagnosis, but one of the greatest gifts Brighter Tomorrows has to offer is HOPE.
We invite you to glance through our website to learn more about us, join us at our monthly family gatherings, read through personal testimonials, check out our ongoing calendar of family events, and benefit from valuable resource links. All of our services are offered completely free of charge.
Remember, you don’t have to face a childhood cancer diagnosis alone.
Please contact us. We are waiting to assist.