Pediatric brain tumors impact the ENTIRE family, not just the patient. Siblings, especially, often report feelings of loneliness, desolation, despair, and neglect when another sibling is diagnosed and being treated. This section is dedicated to the thousands of siblings who ‘fly under the radar’ during this stressful time and recognizes that the siblings need to know that they are not alone in their journey through the pediatric brain tumor experience.

Support groups for siblings of patients battling brain tumors are a great way to help other children in the family remember that they are not alone and that their feelings are shared by many others too. Some examples are:

Organization Description
Siblings Resources
SuperSibs

Our goal is to reach out to the brothers and sisters of over 12,600 children in the U.S. and Canada who are diagnosed with cancer each year. Through our work, these siblings will feel valued, validated, heard, supported and delighted as recipients of SuperSibs! services and as participants in SuperSibs! activities.

LGG Week at Camp Sunshine

Siblings have a special place at Camp Sunshine’s Low Grade Glioma week. So often, siblings feel neglected and resentful due to the attention that is showered on the brain tumor patient. At Camp Sunshine’s LGG week each summer, siblings have an opportunity to meet others encountering similar conflicts and concerns. The talented volunteers and trained professionals at Camp Sunshine work one on one (and in group situations) with the siblings and ensure that they have a great time together! activities.

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