Each child’s experience is “their” experience. For many, retinoblastoma and its treatment is the only life experience they have. Our job as adults is to support them through that experience.
Your child needs lots of support in dealing with treatment and life after retinoblastoma. Support from family, friends and from the surrounding. He needs words of compassion, love, hope, and encouragement. There is much you can do to help him along the way.
Build your child’s self-esteem and confidence with words of encouragement throughout his life.
People react to difference. Children watch and listen, and learn perceptions of difference from these responses. They can be positive or negative.
Children and parents benefit hugely from spending time with one another away from hospital. Camp Sunshine offers the world’s only retinoblastoma camp – for the whole family.