Rashional Thoughts: The tentacles of childhood cancer run deep and wide for each family in the midst of the fight — look for ways to help this month

September became National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in 2013 but childhood cancer became a reality for my family a decade ago — in the month of September.

The malignant tumor was removed from the head of our youngest niece Belle in September 2009. Her cancer had metastasized by the time it was discovered but her mom and dad didn’t let that stop them from fighting and giving Belle the best chance possible.

Many of you walked with our family through those nearly five and a half years before we said goodbye to her in January 2015. 

And many of you know the depth of the pain personally, some from years ago and others right now at this moment.

Consider sharing your story with us. 

Along with being a salve for your own spirit, telling your story opens up an opportunity to encourage others on their journey.

And if you would like to know more about Belle and our family’s journey, read posts from her mom at www.caringbridge.org/visit/bellemitchell. 

Previous Rashional Thoughts during that time also can be found at www.rashionalthoughts.com.