In Episode 179, we continue our Bereaved Mothers Podcast Series featuring CarolAnn of Franklin, Wisconsin whose son Luka was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor at age 7 and died at age 11 in 2018.
She and her husband, Bob and daughters Mara and Nina survived the four years of his illness, with all the ups and downs of a cancer diagnosis. Although surgery would help, the tumor always came back and decisions had to be made as to how much of the tumor should be touched and removed.
Luka was a strong, vibrant and funny young boy who did all he could to survive and live life to the fullest.
No matter the difficulty, he kept moving forward, even deciding on going back to his classroom.
Even though it was a very stressful four years, Luka and his family lived their best life as a family.
Watch it in video format below:
CarolAnn honors Luka with an incredible book on what he and her family endured during this time.
Order Luka’s Light if you are grieving a young child’s death, especially if your special child deals with cancer as well.
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Much Love, my Warrior.
Additional Notes – Some things that will help along this journey to ease the pain:
If you are having an especially difficult time emotionally, I recommend you speak with a specialist at a hotline near you. Here you will find hotlines all around the world. Trained counselors are there to listen, free of charge, to what’s going on with you. Take advantage of their great kindness. Vent with an objective individual. You don’t have to be ‘suicidal’ to call them, but if you are, that’s the best place to call. Don’t hestitate!
For parents and teens, there is an amazing resource where you can email or text counselors for help at The Boys Town National Hotline! Outstanding assistance for your children and you. You can also dial 988 for assistance.
Visit Julie’s EFT episodes on grief and she will teach you the Emotional Freedom Technique. Her videos calm your spirit and help you release emotional and physical pain as you move forward.
Here are some meditation music to help you rest.
You can order your Bach’s Rescue Remedy from most health food stores, either in person or online. Remember, these do have alcohol in them.
I use the Rescue Remedy 20ml drops but they have spray and other versions which might work better for you. And…they also have products to calm pets, too.
*To find a homeopathic doctor, visit here or here. Many offer phone consultations if you cannot find one in your area. They work with patients around the globe. You can also research in your area of the world.
Grab my free ebook, 21 Things You Need to Know About the Grieving Process, right here on my site.
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