Resources

Online resources for kids

  • This is an online book for young children with leukemia written by a child with leukemia and her mother during long hours at the hospital. It helps to explain the disease and provides encouragement to others going through the same thing.

  • Group Loop is an online place for teens with cancer or teens who know someone with cancer to connect with other teens — away from the pressure of classes, responsibilities and treatment schedules. It has online support groups, chat rooms, information and more.

  • I’m Too Young for This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y) is a pioneering, survivor-led advocacy, support and research organization working exclusively on behalf of survivors and care providers under the age of 40. Their mission is to end isolation and improve quality of life for young adults affected by cancer. i[2]y serves as a global support community that provides one-stop access to hard-to-find resources and peer support, educates providers on the unique issues facing this population, advocates on behalf of young adult survivors to raise awareness of the “cancer under 40” movement and drive change. i[2]y uses music, the arts and social media to organize, mobilize and activate young adults to the cause, to destigmatize cancer as a death sentence and make it hip to talk openly about stupid cancer.

  • Teens Living with Cancer (TLWC) is a site for teens with cancer who have lots of living to do. Teenagers have access to “straight information,” pictures and stories of real teens with cancer. The website allows friends and families of teens with cancer to see what patients really need. TLWC includes cancer facts, discussion boards, and tips on how to deal with the disease, side effects, treatment, school, family and friends. A wealth of links to other websites for support groups and education are also provided.