When your child is diagnosed with cancer there are a multitude of emotions that a parent can go through -Shock, disbelief, fear, guilt, sadness, anxiety, and anger are just a number of emotions. No one is ever prepared to hear that their child has a life-threatening illness. At first, parents may be afraid their child is going to suffer and perhaps die. At the very least, they know their family will go through major changes and upheaval.
Cancer can be expensive and many parents and families find themselves in need of financial assistance at some point in their journey. Even when covered by health insurance, there are mounting out-of-pocket expenses that force some families to alter their lifestyles. If there are other children in the family, they suffer from the affects the diagnosis has on their family as well. But most importantly, is what is best for the child. And what the child needs most at this time is their parent with them, so there’s also the cost of the adult taking time away from work. For most families, they are unprepared financially for these types of expenses.
Do you know someone who has a child diagnosed with cancer or another health issue? Start an online fundraiser to raise money for a child’s medical expenses. Or show your love and support by raising funds to help ease the financial burden and give that family the time they need to devote to their child and his or her treatment instead of worrying about the financial burden that fighting disease like cancer can cause.
Starting an online fundraising campaign is easy to do and FREE to set up!