your child will probably be changed in appearance or attitude by the drugs that he takes for treatment. However, when treatment ends, your child's appearance, energy, and personality will recover. Its hard to tell yourself "this too will pass" when you are looking at a child who has lost his hair, is swollen from prednisone, and has frequent rages. The parents of the children below make these photos public so that you can more fully believe that you will "get your child back" after chemotherapy is over.
Despite major advances in treatment, some children still die from childhood leukemia. Some of the grieving parents who helped create this book wished to share a photograph of their beloved child. In loving memory, we dedicate this page to them—departed but not forgotten.
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Although nobody gets a parenting manual or bible in the delivery room, it is our duty as parents to try to make our kids as well rounded, happy and confident as possible. It is a lot easier to bring up great kids than it is to try and fix problems caused by bad parenting, when our kids have become adults. Our children are all individuals - they are not our property but people in their own right.