Tonight was a full house! There were people parking in adjacent business parking lots due to the fact that there were so many attendees. I couldn't believe it. This was our first experience at what my son has dubbed "Cancer Christmas" and I couldn't have asked for anything better. It is a powerful feeling to sit in a room with so many individuals who have been touched by cancer. The Cancer Support Community organized dinner, gifts, kid crafts, live music, and even a photo booth put on by Cathy's Smile.
In the beginning I wasn't sure how Wylee would feel about going to group but he has totally embraced the experience. He loves the kid's room and I think he would go there just for fun nightly if I would let him. We got there tonight at 6:00 and it was past 8:00 before I could convince him it was time to go. As we left he said "Mommy, will you have cancer still for the next Cancer Christmas, because I want to come back?!" I was sure to tell him that I was sure even if we were able to get this cancer under control they would let us attend.
The Cancer Support Community has definitely been an amazing experience for our family and we plan to keep coming back.
As I sit here, having a movie night with my son, surrounded by the stuffed animals and blankets we received as Christmas gifts at Cancer Christmas I am feeling so thankful I am a part of this community. I urge you, if you have cancer or have a family member with cancer to check out the Cancer Support Community here in Indianapolis. If you take the time to embrace it, you won't regret it.