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C.A.R.E. - 2021-02-28

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CHILDREN CARE & RESOURCES

Relationships & Caregiving

Remember to take time for brothers and sisters. They need age-appropriate explanations of what is happening and time with their parents. Talk with your health care team about when your child can return to school. Some children will be able to go to school off and on during treatment. Resources: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation: offers resources and support for families experiencing childhood cancer, including grief support for siblings, a treatment journal and school support for childhood patients. Visit alexslemonade.org or 610-649-3034 CancerCare: provides free, professional support services for parents, children and adolescents affected by cancer, as well as information about helping children understand cancer and additional resources: 1-800-813-4673 or cancercare.org Cancer Services of New Mexico: offers free Family Cancer Resource Bags at cancerservicesnm.org to help parents discuss the cancer journey with their children. Materials are targeted for children aged 4 through teenagers 505-259-9583 or email info@cancerservicesnm.org Children’s Cancer Fund: helps children and their families with emotional, financial and educational needs of living with cancer: 505-243-3618 or ccfnm.org Gerard’s House: grief support program for children ages 3-21 who have a family member living with a life-threatening illness 505-424-1800, gerardshouse.org or e-mail info@gerardshouse.org Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico: grants wishes of New Mexican children between the ages of 2½ and 18 years who have a medically diagnosed life-threatening illness or condition: 505-888-9474 or wishnm.org

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