On Grief and Cancer Support
Grief has been a part of our lives since Grace's initial cancer diagnosis in October 2014. We want to share some resources that have been helpful to us during this time.
- The Compassionate Friends, an organization with chapters all over the world that brings together parents who have lost a child, or siblings who have lost a sibling. We have found solace in sharing our grief with others who truly understand our loss. The Baltimore chapter meets every first Wednesday at 7:30pm at the Govans Presbyterian Church, Main Building, 5828 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212
Hopewell Cancer Center, with events, fitness classes, and other groups, for those dealing with cancer treatment and their family and friends.
- The Ulman Fund, for young adults dealing with a cancer diagnosis, including support with fertility issues.
- Gilchrist Hospice Care
- When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
- Sibling Grief, P. Gill White
- The Empty Room: Understanding Sibling Loss, Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
- Final Gifts, Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley
- The Divine Art of Dying, Karen Speerstra
- A Time to Grieve, Carol Staudacher
- New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1 & 2, Mary Oliver
- Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed
- Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person, Miriam Engelberg
- Grief Therapy
- Find a therapist through Psychology Today - if you or someone you love are going through the pain and difficulty of a cancer diagnosis, having the support of a trained professional is not weak or shameful - it is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Don't wait - do it today. Your doctor or team may have someone on staff for you to talk to, or may be able to make a recommendation for you.
- Grief services offered by Gilchrist Hospice Care