Defining Support, The C̶a̶n̶c̶e̶r̶ Warrior Mom Series

Defining Support, The Cancer Warrior Mom Series is a collection of thoughts from many incredible Cancer Moms and how they define support. 

By Rachel Wood, Director of Marketing

“Very rarely are Mom moments captured that aren’t posed. This was a real moment. I knew in this picture that we were at the end and every moment with her was heartbreaking. She didn’t know she was dying, but I knew. She would crawl up on my lap and I would hold her, feeling her ribs and every bone in her body. But my expression would not change, my lip would not quiver and she would not know that I was slowly dying inside. I would just hold her and be her Mom until I couldn’t anymore. The thoughts that were running through my head were deafening, but the words that came out of my mouth to her were different entirely. I held it all in from her and just loved her and made sure she wasn’t scared.” -Erin, Isabella’s Mom & ISF Executive Director

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation reports that 43 children per day are diagnosed with cancer. That’s one in every 285 children facing a cancer diagnosis. Look around your group of mom friends… it could happen to any of us. Your best friend or sister could very possibly inherit the ominous title… Cancer Mom.

Be as moved and inspired as we are. This month, we’ve had the honor of featuring some incredibly brave and strong Cancer Moms who have shared their honest thoughts on support during their darkest days.  Their words have touched us deeply and we are filled with gratitude for their willingness to open up and share their experiences about supporting their child’s cancer battle.

We know their stories will touch your heart too, so we encourage you to take the time to read each of them.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from their experiences and be inspired by their resilience. Trust us, these amazing women have a message that deserves to be heard.

We want to express our heartfelt thanks to each and every Cancer Mom who has shared their story with us. Your courage and determination in the face of adversity are truly inspiring, and we are humbled by your strength. Thank you for reminding us of the power of hope and the importance of support.

And if it were up to us… we would change their title to what they really are.  WARRIOR MOMS

Defining Support, The C̶a̶n̶c̶e̶r̶ Warrior Mom Series:

Marianna (Hodgkins Lymphoma)
Christie (Neuroblastoma)
Nicole (Leukemia)
Dianna (Neuroblastoma)
Eileen (Leukemia)
True Definition of a Mother (Neuroblastoma)
Melissa (Wilms Tumor)
Brandi (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia)
Melanie (Neuroblastoma)
Rae  (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia)
Kellie (Neuroblastoma)
Kelly  (Neuroblastoma)
Ashley (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia)
Laura (Osteosarcoma)
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