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Dedicated to Those Who Are Missing Someone Today


Christmas is not a happy time for everyone – there are many individuals for whom the Festive Season is very painful as it is the time that they miss those who are gone the most.

For parents who have lost a child, whether to cancer or anything else, this is a really, really, difficult time of the year because Christmas is about the children, after all…

Today we would like to take a moment to send out some love to all parents who have lost a child/children.

While the first Christmas is particularly poignant, each Christmas without your child will bring its own challenges, and each parent has to grieve in his or her own way.

There is not much that anyone can say that will take away your pain, but we here at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust would just like to let you know that we are holding you close in our hearts today and are sending you as much Love & Peace as your heart can hold.

 

Sending you Angel Blessings
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Sprinkling Love, Light & Healing
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Peace, Love & Harmony Your Way

 

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Dedicated to Those Who Are Missing Someone Today


Christmas is not a happy time for everyone – there are many individuals for whom the Festive Season is very painful as it is the time that they miss those who are gone the most.

For parents who have lost a child, whether to cancer or anything else, this is a really, really, difficult time of the year because Christmas is about the children, after all…

Today we would like to take a moment to send out some love to all parents who have lost a child/children.

While the first Christmas is particularly poignant, each Christmas without your child will bring its own challenges, and each parent has to grieve in his or her own way.

There is not much that anyone can say that will take away your pain, but we here at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust would just like to let you know that we are holding you close in our hearts today and are sending you as much Love & Peace as your heart can hold.

 

Sending you Angel Blessings
( `\( ). .•°*”˜
¸.•´¯`•...✫ (⁀‵⁀,)
..` /
\_/¯…………`•.¸¸. . . . . . . ´
.(_/’/……………………`•.¸
`•.
…\ \ …
…./ /…
Sprinkling Love, Light & Healing
….\/ ….
Peace, Love & Harmony Your Way

 

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Fathers Feel Loss Too


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Today’s post is another one in our series of posts for Bereaved Parent’s Awareness Month and is going out to every Father out there who has lost a child.

Most articles, resources, etc. about grieving the loss of a child are geared towards the Mother, but what about Fathers who have lost a child?

Unfortunately, due to the way that society perceives “Manhood” in most countries, the Father of a child who has died is forgotten about most of the time.

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to say to all Fathers out there who have lost children, “We SEE you and we recognise your Pain!

During hospital stays and the first days back at home after the death of a child, the focus of attention is usually on the Mother, and there is very little in the form of acknowledgement or support for the grieving Father who has also suffered a devastating loss.

Having to be the strong one, the one who supports the mother and the rest of the family; the one who makes all the phone calls, the one who tries to shield the grieving mother from as many calls as possible to let her come to terms with her own grief takes its toll on a Grieving Father.

Most men do not generally have the same sort of social networks that women have and may be used to relying on their partner for emotional support, so what do they do when their support needs support and leaves them with nobody to lean on and confide their deepest thoughts and fears to? Read the rest of this entry

Remembering Austin ~ Week 4


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Today we once again share with you the writings of Austin‘s Mom, Ilse on his Facebook Page.

Losing a child is not natural; it is the absolute worst thing that can happen to any parent, and the heartache that follows is devastating. No parent is prepared for a child’s death, even if they have anticipated it during their child’s illness.

Parents are intimately involved in the daily lives of their children, and death changes every aspect of family life, leaving an enormous emptiness. In addition to grieving the loss of  their child, parents may find that they also grieve the loss of the hopes and dreams they had for their child, as well as the potential that will never be realised and the experiences they will never share. The pain of these losses will always be a part of  a parent who has lost a child.

Losing a child leaves a hole in a parent’s heart that will never heal; the death of a child is Out of Order – it has violated nature’s way… and can result in a variety of emotions.

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I Miss You, My Child


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When the stars shine up in the sky I miss you… When the sun rises and sets every day, I miss you… When the rain falls, and everything Looks bright and beautiful, I miss you… Every day, every hour, In everything I do, I miss you!

Today we would like to share a post by Austin‘s Mom, Ilse on his Facebook Page.

It is heartbreaking to lose a child, and the hurt takes an awfully long time to heal. If you know someone who has lost a child, just be there for them… be a listening post, a shoulder, a loving pair of arms. Be patient and be understanding; they are dealing with one of the worst pains any human being has to go through… the loss of a child!

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Gone Too Soon


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Today we would like to reach out to all those Little Fighter Families who have lost a Loved One to Childhood Cancer.

Losing a child is devastating and never easy to deal with. Parents are simply not supposed to outlive their children and no parent is prepared for a child’s death, even though they may have been ill and even though the doctors may have told them their child will not be able to recover from the illness… hope lives eternal.

What one needs to do is to allow oneself to grieve… talk, cry, write, do whatever lightens the burden… if only for a while…

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Dates I Remember…


A child's death forever changes a family and those who love them. The experience of grief is lifelong - it does not go away after a certain amount of time. Yes, it softens but always there is a place in your heart and your soul that yearns for that child

Today we would like to share with you a piece written by Theresa Botha Nieuwenhuis,  Xuané’s mommy.  The piece was originally written in Afrikaans (shown below English version) but it is so powerful that we translated it so that everyone could understand what the death of a child from childhood cancer does to a mother…

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In Memoriam: Xuané & Xanika


 

The past two days have been very sad days for everyone at Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

When a child with cancer joins the ranks as a Little Fighter, we all become very close to the Little Fighter and his or her family, and it is always a sad day when one of them loses their fight.

In the past two days two of our Little Fighters have lost the battle…

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 photo angel_40.gifAt 5am Thursday 23 October 2014, Little Fighter Xanika gained her Angel Wings after a long, hard battle. Xanika fought very bravely and her journey was one of pain and suffering, but now she is free.

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 photo angel_40.gifIn the early hours of this morning, Friday 24 October 2014, Little Fighter Xuané also gained her Angel Wings after a very hard, long and extremely courageous battle. Xuané is finally out of pain and flying high and free.

We at Little Fighter’s Cancer Trust are shattered, but we know that the two families are feeling even worse at their loss, and we ask that you all please just take a moment to send some special thoughts and prayers to these families during this time.

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~ Rest in Eternal Peace and Love, Xuané & Xanika ~
You will both forever be in our hearts and our thoughts.

To Xuané and Xanika’s Loved Ones, we send our deepest sympathy and love, and wish you all strength in these trying and very sad times.

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When Tomorrow Starts Without Me ~ A Dedication


This beautiful poem by David Romano, performed and read here by Stephen Meara~Blount in memory of his brother Tony, is dedicated to all parents who have lost their children to Cancer

 

A Prayer For The Owner Of The Empty Swing


I came across this beautiful post on Better Off Read

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A Prayer For The Owner Of The Empty Swing

the swing sits silently no child to make it go
was there an accident or infertility, this I do not know

could it be her finger never a ring did wear
time traversed just leaving with the owner one solitary tear

or did the owners after patient waiting, joyously conceive
but shortly after news brought pain and with it cause to grieve

was there a child who daily toddled to this backyard swing
til illness came and whisked away on heaven angel wing

not understanding why they were robbed of their intent
I offer up this prayer for the owners who lament

would God please comfort these childless downhearted
replace with hope and faith the dreams that have departed

may these earthly trials and sorrows that crush and take their toll
lead them to the Fathers arms which are waiting to console

fill up the empty places with the vastness of your love
remind them of your promise of eternal life above

Lisa Hempel
May 13, 2012

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