Our Rally Families will tell you that when a child is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family is diagnosed with cancer. The diagnosis is scary and frustrating for everyone, plus it brings plans to a halt and interrupts day-to-day routines. Parents of children battling cancer have to make sacrifices. Siblings of kids fighting cancer may feel lonely because they see their parents less while they’re taking care of their brother or sister who is sick. Siblings may have to quit after-school activities or learn to fend for themselves when it comes to preparing food for meals.
In honor of National Siblings Day, we salute the siblings of our Rally Kids, who are strong while their brother or sister battles cancer. We know it is not easy. Your support and encouragement means so much to your sibling battling cancer and your parents.
Watch the video below to see how Rally Kid Ruby’s sister Ellie felt about her sister’s cancer diagnosis and while she was receiving treatment.
Donate today in honor of the siblings who go through what Ellie went through, so that one day kids don’t have cancer and their siblings don’t have to feel lonely.