You noticed your taitamaiti wasn't feeling well, perhaps experiencing some pain and fatigue. A visit to the GP and then a referral to a specialist in the hospital indicated something was wrong but a diagnosis of cancer was more than you believed possible.
The truth has brought your world to a stop. The doctors are using words that are new to you and describing a disease that has always happened to someone else. The question you ask is "will my taitamaiti die?"
You may feel shock, distress, disbelief, fear, sadness, anxiety, confusion, exhaustion, anger, worry, pain, denial, guilt and these feelings and emotions may happen one at time or all at once.
There are some things to remember right now:
Kenzie's Gift is here to help you, your taitamaiti and whānau cope throughout this journey.