Cancel The Holidays As If Your Child’s Life Depended On It

My daughter Ana in Dec 2016, her last Christmas

There is real grief associated with missing out on the traditions and rituals we’re accustomed to enjoying this time of year. I truly get it. My older daughter was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2012, when she was 11. That first holiday season post-cancer was hard. She’d undergone six weeks of chemotherapy, lost her hair, and ended up needing a liver transplant.