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Young Carers

Postby Linda M » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:27 pm

Thanks Cas

I know about young carers, Louise is a member as she is my primary carer. This is an option though - many thanks

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Postby Tracey Gibney » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:26 pm

Thanks for the info about anteen did not realise it provided for children of parents with cancer. Tracey

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Postby cas145 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:38 pm

Hi Linda the is a group called young carers the have a anual camp that is for younger children my two just missed out last year it is some time in October I think go online to young carers and register. :hugs: Cas

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Support for younger children

Postby Linda M » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:16 pm

Hi

My daughter Louise has been a member of Hunter Canteen now for nearly 2 1/2 years. Unfortunately I have researched and there is nothing for my now 9 year old.

Apparently Camp Quality were looking at running a program for young sibbling and offspring but it did not eventuate.

As long as you still have active disease or it is within 3 years of your diagnosis of early BC your child will be eligible to join Canteen once they turn 12.

Bec my 9 year is looking forward to turning 12 and being able to join her older Sister on Camps and Rec days.

Canteen is a fabulous organisation who uses peer support as the means of supporting Youth, it works well and the kids are really supportive of each other.

I would strongly recommend Canteen to anyone who has a child aged between 12 & 24 years. It is most helpful at diagnosis or if the adolescent is struggling with your diagnosis or grieving.

GO CANTEEN :clap:

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Postby loocy » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:12 pm

Cas - try camp quality. They may have similar programmes for offspring and siblings. Camp quality is geared for younger children with cancer so I am sure they will know what you could do.

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Postby cherub » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:51 am

my kids had a great time this year with canteen
the most valuable thing for them since my Dx
cant encourage people enough to get there kids involved
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DX Apr 06 DCIS Gr3 St2B Oes + Prog + Lump & Aux 1 node+
TX: ECx4, Radio 6.5wks, Port, Taxol x12 & AI'S & have CFS
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October 08 Mets spine & Chest wall
Dec 08 mets liver - taxotere, xoleda & zometa
Jan 09 PPort - now still on Taxotere 18months
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Postby cas145 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:17 pm

It is good to now there is something great for our children my 12yr old dd has been on 3 outings this year and will start the new year with a camp here where we live at bonny hills. I just wish there was something for 10 and 9 yr old dds. :hugs: Cas

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Postby helly_63 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:01 pm

hi loocy

my kids joined canteen earlier this year and it has been a god send,my social worker put me on to it...since they joined they have been on a 5day camp at the sunshine coast they were treated to the aus zoo among other things,all exspenses paid....they are going on another camp to the sunshine coast this sat and if it wasnt for canteen i wouldnt be having my weekend away....for anybody in this situation whether you have a child with cancer a parent,or sibling i encourage you to join:)
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Postby loocy » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:52 pm

I don't think people are aware of Canteens 'offspring' programme as it is relatively newish and a lot of the time health care professionals do not always think about the effects a cancer Dx is having on our children.

The awful thing in our family is that a few months after my Dx, my daughters best friends' brother was Dx with Leukeamia. Canteen was there for both girls as I made sure they were both enrolled for camps etc. We lost C's brother a couple months back and it was upsetting, but Canteen gave and still do give wonderful support to the family.

EDIT TO ADD: the website http://www.canteen.org.au/?gclid=COq0zN ... YQodL2uprA

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Postby Broni » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:55 pm

thanks for that info Loocy, I will make enquiries for my daughter...might make it a bit easier for her too! :wave:
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Postby cherub » Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:18 pm

Hey loocy,
no worries my kids just went to a Syd canteen event to the zoo
so hubby & I went on a trip to manly on the ferry had lunch and just enjoyed the day
they are awesome
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Primary BC:
DX Apr 06 DCIS Gr3 St2B Oes + Prog + Lump & Aux 1 node+
TX: ECx4, Radio 6.5wks, Port, Taxol x12 & AI'S & have CFS
ABC:
October 08 Mets spine & Chest wall
Dec 08 mets liver - taxotere, xoleda & zometa
Jan 09 PPort - now still on Taxotere 18months
Mediastinum mets are taking my voice away
now for rads x 10 august 2010

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Canteen

Postby loocy » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:31 pm

I don't know how many of you are aware of this, but canteen now offers membership for the children of cancer sufferers.

It is called 'Offspring', and membership is free and they offer a lot of support for our kids.

My daughter has been a member since my Dx and they have helped her get through the last 18 months with her sanity intact.

If this is in the wrong place, please move it.


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