Trying To Help A Family With a Cancer Diagnosis?

A family going through a cancer battle needs a lot of support and a TON of help along the way…

 But they don’t necessarily know what they need and they don’t have the time or energy to figure it out.  

When my dad was diagnosed with cancer, people came out of the woodwork to show love and support.  Every day we would get phone calls, visitors, and cards in the mail that all asked the same questions…

  • “Do you need anything?”
  • “What can I do to help?”
  • “What would make this easier for you?”

I always felt like… 

“Ummmmm…  I have no idea.”  

I’m not sure what we need.  I don’t know how you can help.  I do know, NOTHING will make this easier.

If you want to do something useful, meaningful, and thoughtful for a family going through cancer… we can walk you through how to do that.

A Real Family Who Has Been There

Hey, there! I’m Jenn!

And, this is my dad, 3 months before he was diagnosed with Lung Cancer, I became his caregiver and our entire lives were flipped upside down.

Jennifer Lane with her father Michael Daly 3 months before the Cancer Bomb exploded into their lives.

When he was first diagnosed we were told that we had “days to weeks” left together. We decided to take advantage of every single day we had left together… We planned adventures, we spent a TON of time together and we talked about everything under the sun. 

 21 months later we lost him.  🙁

But, we fought a hell of a battle for a lot longer than anyone thought we would. <3

Since then 7 other people in my family including my my mother, my husband, and my father-in-law have all been diagnosed with cancer.

How Can We Help?

The Cancer Bomb is a place where families who are diagnosed with cancer can find solutions, support, and encouragement.  Resources that will actually help them go through the most stressful situation of their lives.

But we also wanted it to be a place where friends, neighbors, and groups of people (like workplaces or churches) who want to help these families can learn to become their support squad…

  • What they can do to help the family get through this.
  • Things to say (and not say) to avoid uncertain and awkward conversations.
  • Real and useful ways to show the family support.

Like Bailey who showed up for work one day and found out her friend Ava has been diagnosed with cancer. 

Bailey wanted to help.  She loves Ava and wanted to support her and her family.  She couldn’t even imagine what it would feel like to be going through this. 

But she had no idea HOW to help.

  • She didn’t know what to do.  
  • She didn’t know what to say.
  • She had NO experience with this situation and no idea what she was doing.

Now Bailey has organized the office so that everyone can help.  And it was EASY.

She’s become the office contact, she gets updates from the family and lets everyone know what’s going on with Ava. 

She’s set up a meal train for Ava and her family where everyone in the office has the option to make a dinner and the family has one less thing to worry about.  

The family you’re thinking about right now…

They need you.  You can help them tremendously. 

 Let me show you how

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Support Squad Care Kit

Pages of the Support Squad Care Kit:  13 Genuine Ways to help a family with cancer.

If you have a friend, neighbor, or someone you work with who has been diagnosed with cancer and you want to do something meaningful for the family but you have no idea what to do or how to proceed… this list is for you.

Because when you ask a family with cancer “do you need anything?”, they’ll almost always say no.  Why?

  • They have NO clue what they need, how you can help, or what would make this any easier for them.  
  • They’re drowning in this situation trying to manage a complicated, terrifying diagnosis and it’s hard to see anything beyond that. 
  • Cancer is a terrifying, life-altering situation that affects everyone in the family.

13 Genuine Ways to Help a Family with Cancer is packed full of thoughtful and practical ways that ANYONE can help. These are proven ways that will help families going through cancer.  Useful ways to help that will give them the extra support they need without having to figure out a lot of complicated details.

You Can Grab the Support Squad Care Kit for Free Here….

Cancer Binder Pack

Image of the cancer binder pack

The Cancer Binder Pack is a free printable pack that will help you get all of the important stuff together and organized.  It covers all of the questions the doctors will ask you over and over again.  And it takes less than an hour to put it together (and minutes to maintain!).  Just follow the step-by-step instructions included in the pack.  And the best part, it’s FREE.

  • We had everything they needed.
  • Everything they asked for. 
  • We got compliments from EVERYONE at the doctor’s office on how organized we were (which was pretty awesome considering what a hot mess we’d been before).

The free printable Cancer Binder Pack is the easiest way to set up a DIY cancer binder.  We walk you through everything step by step so you can get all of your important medical information organized and under control, for free. 

You Can Grab The Cancer Binder Pack Here…

Cancer Combat Plan

Image and benefits of the free cancer binder pack

If you have no idea how to deal with a cancer diagnosis, we can help you formulate a plan…  

  • Finding the best care
  • Talking with your insurance company
  • Finding resources that will actually help,
  • Dealing with the fear, anxiety, and overwhelm of this whole situation.

And you can start from wherever you are in the process…

We can’t control the cancer, but we CAN show you how to manage this crisis.   And it’s 100% Free. 

You can get the Cancer Combat Plan FREE here

Take Back Your Life From Cancer

cover page of free printable journal Take Back Your Life From Cancer.

 How do you keep fighting when you’re exhausted and devastated?  You clear your mind, get some of this stress out of your system and focus on what’s important.  

Take Back Your Life From Cancer is a journal created to help you find hope, perspective, and the motivation you’ll need to keep fighting in the midst of the storm. And the best part, it’s free. 

You can grab Take Back Your Life From Cancer here for free…

Exceptional Items We Found Along the Way…

Hot Cherry Pillows

Grandmother laying down and soothing her ill grandson with a Hot Cherry therapuetic pillow.

Therapeutic pillows that ease side effects and provide comfort and healing. Place them in the microwave for some heat therapy or in the freezer to deal with swelling or fever and they are 100% washable (right in the machine).

Hot Cherry Pillows are made with a soft material that feels great on your skin and are filled with cherry pits (note: they don’t mold, ever).  When the pits are heated they deliver an amazing warm heat that helps soothe your body and relieves aches and pain.  

Hot Cherry Pillows provide comforting and relaxing heat even in your coldest and most uncomfortable moments.

You can check out Hot Cherry Pillows here…

Weekly Planning Pages

All the pages in the weekly planner pages monthly calander page, bill tracker, weekly pages, daily pages.

Real talk––You’re already dealing with the stress, the emotions, the terror, and the uncertainty of a cancer situation.  Now, on top of that, you have to figure out how to handle everything else that comes with this disease.

This printable planner created for caregivers and the only way I was able to survive a crazy week with a million things going on.  It focuses on priorities… 

  • Where do you need to be?
  • What do you need to do?
  • How can you head off as much craziness as possible?

The weekly planning pages are a simple and quick “snapshot” of everything you have going on this week with an easy to use format.   It includes step-by-step instructions (with screenshots) for printing and binding your planner in the cheapest way possible.  

You can grab the weekly planning pages here for $7…

Queasy Drops

Queasy drops natural nausea relief .

These little suckers pack a pretty powerful punch.  They combat nausea and help when your taste is off which are both awful side effects of cancer treatment.  

The drops are totally natural (they were originally made for morning sickness) so they are safe even for kids.  And as an added bonus, they were developed by healthcare professionals, making them an excellent gift idea for cancer someone with cancer.

But the best thing about these drops… they actually work.

You can find out more about Queasy Drops here…

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