KIDSCOPE has been supported by many donations, large and small, all of which have helped us to develop educational materials, distribute them free-of-charge, and continue to explore other innovative ways of supporting children and families coping with a caregiver's cancer. We are appreciative of each donation, as well as the many hearfelt thank-you's we have received from grateful "consumers" by e-mail. We wish to express a special thank-you to our major donors:
Comments We Have Received:
"I would like to let you know how helpful I have found your publication
Kemoshark to be. This past January I was diagnosed with breast cancer. At
the age of 37, I have children ages 11, 8, and 4. A cousin who lives in
Atlanta sent me a copy of Kemoshark to share with my children. My four-year-old
son has benefited the most from this publication. When I felt very nauseated
he asked if Kemo Shark was in my tummy; then when the hair loss occurred
he said that Kemo Shark ate Mommy's hair. It has been nice to give the side
effects a name for him. The two older children have a better understanding
that the good cells that are damaged will come back and Mom will be back
to normal when the treatments are over. Thank you."
"I received the videos and books today that you guys sent over, and
they're fantastic! I cried when I watched the video, but I can see how useful
it will be for the kids and families that I see - it's excellent. Thanks
so much for sending them over; they will be very well used indeed."
"Your KemoShark book was a huge help! My kids are handling the much
better than we expected. Thanks a million!"
"I ordered 3 copies of your video and 5 of the Kemo Shark books for our
hospital's cancer information resource center. The quality of these two
resources is very high. The video will be a great resource to our patients
and their children. Thank you for making such fine aids for those children
whose parents are coping with cancer."
"I think that your focus on kids in this situation deserves an ovation. This disease not only affects the individual with it, but the ENTIRE family. I think many people don't realize that. Thank you."
"My name is April. I do not have cancer but my best friend does. I think
that by reading your book it has brought us to a better understanding of
what kemo is doing for him. Any ways I would like to thank you for making
this web site. P.S. I am 13."
"I am an oncology nurse at Egleston Children's Hospital and I am glad to
have copies of Kemo Shark. What a great way to educate children about chemotherapy!
Thank you for providing a much needed resource to our children with cancer."
"Thank you for the copies of "Kemoshark" and "My Mother Has
Breast Cancer" that I requested from your website. Both were very informative
and insightful educational materials. Although I am a 24-year-old "child"
of a mother who's recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and who will
be undergoing a mastectomy and chemotherapy in the near future, I identified
with some of the same fears and anxieties as the children in your exceptional
video. Please continue to inform and inspire others as you have done for
me and thanks again."