I wanted to put my story out there online just in case there is another mom who needs to know that they are not alone. My daughter (age 7 at the time) was diagnosed with stage 3 Wilm's tumor in June 2012. She completed treatment in January 2013 and is doing great. However, most of the support forums online are populated by very religious people. I am an atheist, and it has been difficult to relate to other people who trust that it is "god's will" to give a child cancer, and that whatever happens they should just accept it as a part of his plan. I do NOT believe this of course, and if there is anyone else out there who is having a similar experience, I wanted them to know that I understand what they are going through.
Sep 23, 2013
Oh! and if you want to get in touch with me, here is my daughter's caringbridge site: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/helenaduntley