According to the National Cancer Institute, 70,000 adults under the age of 40 will hear the words “You have cancer.”

1 in 4 of them has children in the home.

The medical, scientific and social communities all surround the patient with treatment, research and emotional support.
There are support groups and resources available for their caregivers.
But who is helping their children?
Children of all ages are affected by their parent’s cancer diagnosis. Families struggle with communicating the information with any age of child and often children are forgotten while attention is focused on the illness and the patient.

Living Sunny Side Up is committed to helping families discuss a cancer diagnosis with their children.

Featuring books written for your children with honest information, simple words and bright illustrations.
Featuring books written for you by experts on talking with children about cancer.
Helping you to find the words and additional resources you need to start or continue the conversation.
Because, let’s face it – Treatment, healing and caregiving are enough on anyone’s plate – But these conversations are too important to ignore.

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  1. Hi,

    I love your website, although I’m sure it grew from the terrible experience of Hodgkins. I, too, am a lymphoma survivor (NHL) and am avid patient advocate. I’ve recently started a series of weekly webcasts. Next week’s show (10/21) is “When a Parent Has Cancer: Helping Children.” Guests are Peter Van Dernoot of the Children’s Treehouse Foundation and Jamie Reno, lymphoma survivor, father, and author of a new book entitled “A Snowman on the Pitcher’s Mound” which is written from the perspective of a 10 year old boy whose mom has lymphoma. The link to see the webcast is If you’d like to share it with others in your group, please feel free. I truly hope that it will be helpful to moms and dads everywhere.

    All the best, Betsy de Parry

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