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  • Writer's pictureNicola Owen

Welcome to the club

If you have found your way here we suspect you have been affected by cancer in someway, to be honest who hasn't? With the odds now stacked at one in two, if you haven't been directly affected we would be willing to bet someone you know has.

We recently launched the little c club to help parents have open and honest conversations about cancer with their children, none of us want to be in this club, none of us want to have these unenviable conversations but unfortunately this is the reality for many parents, ourselves included.

We are both living with an incurable cancer diagnosis, stage 4 breast cancer. We met at an event specifically for younger women with secondary cancer and instantly clicked, and whats even better is that our children have also very quickly bonded allowing us to enjoy lots of adventures together. Using a set of flash cards designed and created by us, we wanted to not only help our own children gain an understanding of our individual diagnosis' but also help many other families break down those barriers and open up the conversation about cancer.

We believe taking an honest age appropriate approach to sharing information will not only help children process what is happening to their parent but also empower children to advocate for their own bodies, learning both physical and emotional self awareness from a young age.

Our goal is to 'take some of the scary away from that big C' and raise confident, resilient and empowered children. We have worked alongside a number of charities including cancer research UK and aim to develop these links further as we design and develop more products in this important range of resources, all based on our own lived experiences of parenting with cancer, combined with our professional knowledge as a teacher and a nurse.

Over time this space will develop into a place where you can not only purchase our products but also find, support in the stories and experiences of others, signposting for relevant services, and links to relevant resources. So while you grab your pack of flash cards be sure to subscribe and be the first to hear as we add news and updates.

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