Community of Care
CARE THEY DESPERATELY NEED
Families living through childhood cancer don’t often have support as they walk through this journey. The Community of Care Team are volunteers who are willing to join these families during their fight and be an extra set of hands and support. Thank you for partnering with Lighthouse to share the love and hope of Christ through service and for building community and connection with a family in need.
Thank you for joining a Care Team
Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Community of Care Program. Together, we will strengthen families living through childhood cancer by providing support in their communities. We can't do this without you, nor would we want to. You are vital to the success of this program. You are a missing piece for families with children currently on treatment across the country. Your participation allows Lighthouse Family Retreat to expand our ministry beyond the sand. Though we can't end a family's cancer journey, through the Community of Care Program, we can make sure they do not walk it alone.
QUICK LINKS AND IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
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UNDERSTANDING CHILDHOOD CANCER
James Ludemann, pediatric oncology nurse, takes listeners on a deep dive into the world of childhood cancer. He explains the different types of childhood cancer, the categories they fall into, and who they affect. He also highlights some of the ways children are diagnosed and goes into detail about treatments, explaining chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, surgery, and bone marrow transplants. Listen Now.
RAISING AWARENESS AND SUPPORT
Adam Tomberlin, Director of Development at Lighthouse Family Retreat, takes on the intimidating but necessary task of fundraising. Whether for research or family support, raising funds is a critical skill to master in the fight against childhood cancer. Adam shares simple and proven strategies for generating support that don’t require a lot of experience or upfront financial investment. Listen Now.
TALKING ABOUT CANCER
Child Life Specialist Lindsay Carrick joinsThe Podcast, taking a deeper dive into an important topic when it comes to childhood cancer: communication. Lindsay walks us through the steps she takes as a CLS, from working with the parents, to making the tough conversations age- and developmentally appropriate, and even bringing in hands-on activities to help kids understand what is happening. Listen Now.
HELPFUL BLOG POSTS
What Can I Do? How to Help a Newly Diagnosed Family.
People want to help when someone goes through a hardship like a childhood cancer diagnosis. But how do you best help? Read More.
The Day My Marriage Went to Last Place
The exact moment my son’s diagnosis was confirmed, I made a subconscious decision to focus solely on my kids... Read More.
How to Respect Your Emotions and the Emotions of Others
LCSW Stephenie Craig shares some practical, healthy ways to manage your feelings when they differ from the feelings of those around you. Read more.