Childhood Cancer – A Survival Guide for Parents by Wendy Robinson – Paperback

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Childhood Cancer – A Survival Guide for Parents – written by a parent is Wendy Robinson’s shattering yet faith-filled journey of living with a daughter with brain cancer and hemiplegia, including practical tips for families in similar circumstances or people who have been struggling with traumatic on-going life circumstances.

Paperback: 484 pages
Publisher: Wendy Robinson (26 Nov 2018)
Language: English
ISBN: 9780648247630
Product Dimensions: 14 x 3 x 21.6cm
Boxed product weight: 0.654kg

Description

This book is about Wendy’s journey with a child with brain cancer and a resulting physical disability – hemiplegia. The book is written from her perspective as the mother of a child who was diagnosed with a brain tumour at age three. Her daughter, Victoria underwent eight and half hours of surgery for a partial resection of the tumour. Eighteen months later the tumour grew again requiring fifteen months of weekly chemotherapy treatment at John Hunter Hospital, NSW, Australia.

The book, ‘Childhood Cancer – A Survival Guide for Parents written by a parent,’ includes both Wendy’s story and practical information for families in similar situations or people who have been struggling with traumatic on-going life circumstances. The book includes information such as how to set up your home when you have a child receiving chemotherapy treatment; caring for the carer – coping with depression; being creative with strategies for physical therapy; helping siblings understand and process grief; and an example information pack she gave to her daughter’s school teachers to assist them to understand what was happening. Throughout the book there is the underlying theme of persistent faith and relying on God’s strength to get them through the tough times in life.

One of the charities that greatly helped Wendy and her family on this journey is Redkite. Redkite is an Australian cancer charity providing essential support to children and young people (0-24 years) with cancer, and the family and support network who care for them. One of the Redkite Senior Social workers wrote the following review of Wendy’s book.

“This book is a very helpful guide for parents who gather strength through their religion in times of severe challenge to assist them to maintain hope and sustain the energy needed to manage the treatment journey. It may also be helpful to those who might struggle with their faith during these times – particularly with relevant quotations from psalms.

“For those parents who prefer to find other ways to assist in staying strong, this book is full of lists of practical suggestions and plans which will save time and energy – both usually very scarce for most families. Wendy also lists the support resources available to all families to support their children through brain cancer both through the text and in all appendices at the end of the book based on her own lived experience (including the mention of Redkite’s telegroup program which is how I came to know her). Support strategies for siblings and for the the child with cancer are there too.

“This book is also a very well written story of human strength and resilience – I couldn’t put it down even though I knew the story. Thank you Wendy for providing so much meaningful assistance to other parents, extended family and support networks!”

Linda Brown, Senior Social Worker – Redkite

Paperback: 484 pages
Publisher: Wendy Robinson (26 Nov 2018)
Language: English
ISBN: 9780648247630
Product Dimensions: 14 x 3 x 21.6cm
Boxed product weight: 0.654kg

Additional information

Weight 0.654 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 14 × 3 cm
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