Guest Column: Reality of life with a sick child

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“Your Child has a brain tumour” — words that spread fear into the heart of every parent.

From that moment on, everyone connected with the child enters a world that you never knew existed or indeed wanted to exist. Life becomes a never ending circle of doctors, nurses, hospital wards, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, medication, feeding tubes and conversations about your child’s health and life.

Everyday is a worry, everyday you watch for small signs of improvement only to see each step forward followed by two steps backward.


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