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Support for Kids
Below are annotated links to the numerous cancer kid (and siblings) activities and support groups that come to the attention of online listmembers.
Online support groups
Teens Talk Cancer Online Information, education, and online support groups.
On Yahoo groups, for kids affected by retinoblastoma.
"This is a game about fighting cancer. In this game, you play the role of a hero on a hovering surfboard with ultra-high-tech weapons. You are the cure!" Free, downloadable from the linked site, for PCs and for MACs.
Oncolink's Peanut Butter and Spinach on Wheat Toast.
This is an on-line illustrated story about a boy fighting cancer. Take your young child with you on this adventure.
An interactive, online game.
A story book that can be personalized. "This site is about a story written for a real little brave girl named Audrey, to help her deal with cancer. We hope it will appeal to other children as well."
An online book for young children with leukemia.
Online resources for children with chronic or life threatening illnesses and disablities. Games, message board, resources.
Web page for kids and teens. Links to activities that might not be listed here. (reviewed 10/07)
From the Kids Cancer Network: The Friends Network produces FUNLETTER, mailed to individuals or to clinics, six issues each year. Each issue is designed to be colored on, filled up and written in. Our goal is to encourage as many children as possible through FUNLETTERS.
A talking bear developed in 1984 as a communication tool capable of providing positive reinforcement and encouragement, suitable for children with cancer. They are expensive, but potentially can be funded by support organizations.
An organization that provides support for the unique needs of siblings of childhood cancer.
A book for Sibs of Kids with Cancer, see the ACCO/Candlelighters web site for details.
A website for teens who have loved ones facing cancer.
Make a Wish This ped-onc page not only lists all the Make-A-Wish organizations that have come to our attention, it also discusses who gets wishes (and who is sometimes refused) and a little bit about the process.
Cancer Kid Camps - our grand listing, one of the best compilations on the web
Wigs and Hats - where to get wigs/hats when chemotherapy takes the hair
Books (bereavement and terminal illness)
and also check: Miscellaneous (on the family page of hodgepodge links)
These pages are intended for informational purposes only and are not intended to render medical advice. The information provided on Ped Onc Resource Center should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you suspect your child has a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.