Bereaved by cancer or long term illness
We all wish that our children will live long, healthy and happy lives; as parents we want the best for them and to do all that we can to make this happen. It is an immense shock to discover that our child has a life-threatening illness, whether it is cancer or any other condition. We find ourselves thrust into a new and frightening world, where we are not in control; we are forced to see them suffer pain and distress; and, ultimately, we are powerless in our struggle to keep them alive. When they die, we are worn down by the battle with their illness and have few resources left to sustain us in our journey through grief and los
We also offer a regular online support group for parents bereaved by cancer or long term illness. Find out more here. Our regular in-person retreats and gatherings also warmly welcome parents bereaved in this way (now postponed to 2022 due to the pandemic)
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Each year thousands of parents suffer the loss of a son or a daughter. Please help us to support families in their time of greatest need.