Family and Friends

Shared joy is double joy, shared sorrow is half sorrow.

—Swedish proverb the interactions between the parents of a child with cancer and their extended family and friends are complex. Potential exists for loving support and generous help, as well as for bitter disappointment and disputes. The diagnosis of leukemia creates a ripple effect, first touching the immediate family, then extended family, friends, coworkers, schoolmates, church members, and the entire community.

This chapter discusses some of the experiences the family might encounter, as well as scores of ideas for helpful things that family and friends can do. To prevent possible misunderstandings between family members and friends, parents also share ideas on things that do not help.

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