For Kids & Teens

Watching mom or dad feeling sick is NOT fun. You probably don't want to worry your parent by asking "why are you so tired?" "why are you not taking me to soccer practice?" "why are you crying mom?" ...."why is this happening.... to me?" These are hard questions.

At Walk With Sally, we GET IT! We understand ALL OF YOUR FEELINGS! ALL OF YOUR DREAMS, HOPES, FEARS, AND NEEDS! So now, what happens when A BIG SISTER OR BIG BROTHER (a special FRIEND) understands EXACTLY how you feel? You feel a sense of relief because you're not alone.

By joining the Walk With Sally Mentoring program, you will have a friend (big brother or big sister) who understands

you because he/she experienced the same suffering with their mom, dad or sibling. Your new mentor will help you answer many questions about why, where, when, what about cancer. Your new mentor will also take you out to HAVE FUN at local amusement parks, beaches, parks, sports games, help with homework, go shopping, museums, eat your favorite foods, or simply talk or play video games, etc... just like friends do.

To sign up and participate in the mentoring program, your parent must complete the mentee application.

KIDSAID is a safe place for kids to help each other deal with grief and loss. It's a place to deal with feelings in an e-mail support group, to share and view artwork and stories, and for parents and kids to ask questions and find answers.

If you have a poem you've written to express your grief
or a memory, please e-mail and the poem is posted.

Recommended Reading For Children

The Invisible String
Patrice Karst

The Hope Tree: Kids Talk About Breast Cancer
Laura Numeroff and Wendy S. Harpham, M.D.

Tickles Tabitha's Cancer-tankerous Mommy
Amelia Frahm

Talking With My Treehouse Friends about Cancer
Peter Van Dernoot

Because..Someone I Love Has Cancer
American Cancer Society

Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings: When someone you love has cancer...a hopeful, helpful book for kids
Ellen McVicker

The Rainbow Feelings of CancerA Book for Children Who Have a Loved One with
by Carrie Martin,
Chia Martin

The Jester Has Lost His Jingle
Author: David Saltzman

What Is Cancer Anyway?: Explaining Cancer to Children of All Ages
Author: Karen L. Carney

Tear Soup
Pat Schweibert

Mr. C Plays Hide
and Seek

Eva Grayzel

You Are Note Alone, Families Touched by Cancer
Eva Grayzel

Our Family Has
Cancer, Too!
Christine Clifford

A Birthday Present
for Daniel
Juliet Rothman

Mom has Cancer!
Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

Becky and the
Worry Cup

Wendy Harpham, M.D.

The Goodbye Cancer Garden
Janna Matthies

The Year My Mother
was Bald

Ann Speltz

The Great Katie Kate Tackles Questions
About Cancer

What About Me? When Brothers and Sisters Get Sick
Alan Peterkin

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