A family’s emotional lifeline when a child is diagnosed with
a brain tumor

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We Can brings together families of children diagnosed with brain tumors in order to share information and personal stories, allowing young patients, their siblings and parents to nurture and empower one another to face treatment, recovery, long-term survival, end-of-life issues or bereavement.

Our programs include:

         parent-to-parent mentoring

         family camps

         hospital and clinic visits

         Kidshops for patients and their siblings

         teen and young adult group activities

         parent education and support meetings

"I have had the privilege of working with We Can and have come to recognize how indispensable this organization has become to children with brain cancer and their families."

-- Jonathan Finlay, MD, past director, Neural Tumors Program, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
 

Based in Los Angeles and serving all of California, We Can includes families with newly diagnosed patients, those with children and teenagers who are still in treatment and recovery, and those with older children who were treated more than a decade ago.  Our network also includes families who have experienced end-of-life care, death and bereavement.

"We Can has been a critical team member caring for our brain tumor patients, survivors and their families by adddressing their unmet psychosocial needs... and has allowed UCLA to be one of the few pediatric oncology centers that is caring for the 'whole' child."

-- Jacqueline Casillas, MD, MSHS, Director, Life After Cancer Clinic at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center

Up next:
7/11:  Spanish Support Meeting

7/19: Family Pool Party

 


Personal stories from the pages of Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics

To read stories from parents who have faced the challenges associated with a childhood brain tumor, click here.

"Deeply moving and fierce, with hope on every page."
     -- Terra Trevor, author and Voices contributor
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We Can is a project of Community Partners, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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