GROWTH FOCUSED PROGRAM
While pediatric survival rates have increased over the past 40 years, it has been well established that cancer and its treatment significantly impact children and their families. For the majority of families, a child’s cancer diagnosis and treatment is the most difficult life experience they will face. While most families adjust to this significant stressor, there is no doubt that coping with the treatment process is an extremely difficult experience with multiple psychosocial consequences.
Treatment requires a huge amount of adaptation on the part of all family members, as everyone must contend with unexpected events, changes in the family routine, financial costs, and the possibility of the death of a child.
The disruption of normal activities such as attending school and participating in extracurricular activities are often keenly felt by children undergoing cancer treatment and many children report feelings of isolation during cancer treatment. Snowdrop Foundation steps in hosting activates: Bling For Bravery, St Paddy’s Day, Go Texan Day, Easter Egg Hunt, 4th of July, Book Drive, Toy Drops, Crafts Day, Hat day, Go Gold Day, and Chelsey Blanket Day.