Breast cancer resources for young mothers

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When a young mother receives a breast cancer diagnosis, her entire life changes in that very moment. Everything as she knows it will never, ever be the same. That mother will now have to add one more task to her daily to-do list; fighting cancer.

There are so many resources out there and different organizations and websites to learn about. I’m going to share a few that we have personally used and have been amazing.

Nanny Angel Network- This organization provides free childcare for mother’s who have breast cancer. We have been blessed with two amazing women who come alternate Saturday mornings and spend time with Little Dude while Princess Peach is at ballet so I can rest and relax. I can’t say enough good things about this organization. They are accommodating, warm and so helpful. My kids love the two ladies who come and they have the most amazing routine with Little Dude that he looks forward to on a weekly basis. 

TakeThemAMeal.com- As soon as I knew my dates for chemotherapy, two friends started a meal train for my family using this site. It is completely free to use and easy to set up! It was the biggest help. It took the stress of The Hubster about what healthy meals to feed our family and on the days that I felt ok meant that I wasn’t spending my energy cooking in the kitchen. If you know anyone going through a difficult time, providing meals gives them one less thing to worry about.

Chai Lifeline- Chai Lifeline’s tagline is “fighting illness with love” and boy do they do that! They are an amazing organization with many programs and services to offer in times of need. Their staff and volunteers are supportive, energetic and willing and wanting to help! One of the programs they run is Penina’s Helping Hand which helps support families with young children when a parent is sick.

Rethink Breast Cancer- This organization supports the unique needs of young women (under 40) with breast cancer. They educate, advocate, have a ton of resources, do research and run events!  They also have a private Facebook group that is a wonderful resource for young women with breast cancer. The women are all supportive and are able to share their experiences to help guide others. 

Gildas Club and Wellspring- Both of these organizations offer programs and services to people with cancer, their family and anyone touched by cancer. 

I hope this list of breast cancer resources for young mothers is useful. I wish that I didn’t have to write such a list but while I was getting diagnosed, “googling” breast cancer and resources got very overwhelming. I hope that at least one young mother sees this list and is comforted by finding lots of information in one place.

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  1. Adina says:

    This is a fantastic list. Thank you for compiling it!

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