How to help a young girl with leukemia, and her parents
July 14, 2011 2:17 PM Subscribe
Suggestions for how to help out with a family dealing with a brand new Leukemia diagnosis?
posted by jpziller to human relations (3 answers total)
My SO's good friend and her partner have a three year old daughter who was *very* recently diagnosed with Leukemia and has just started chemotherapy. I thought I'd ask any members who've been through a situation like this what kinds of help they either received and were super-grateful for, or wish they'd had. If you have been a friendly support of someone in a situation like this I'd like to know about your experience as well.
I know that the parents are well supported by their families, and we have a good children's hospital here. They're not wanting for basics like food while they're at the hospital. But I don't know really what comes next or how one would help.
I think they have a website up helping them arrange for food and blood donations in the coming months, but I'm thinking of maybe more 'personal' or 'thoughful' gifts or gestures. Any ideas are welcome.
I'm not sure if it matters, but the diagnosis is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)