Local resources:

Cancer Services of New Mexico offers free Family Cancer Resource Bags for children age 4 through teenagers to help parents discuss the cancer journey with their children: cancerservicesnm.org, 505-259-9583 or email info@cancerservicesnm.org.

Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico helps children diagnosed with cancer and their families with emotional, financial and educational needs of living with cancer: 505-243-3618 or ccfnm.org.

Gerard’s House provides grief support in Santa Fe 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.

National 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: alexslemonade.org or call 610-649-3034 from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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.

Gerard’s House staff at a COVID-19 memorial. Photo courtesy of Gerard’s House

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