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How Would You Tell Your Kids You Have Cancer?

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Almost 3 million children in the United States have a parent who is living with or has survived cancer.

A first-of-its-kind initiative between three Texas organizations looks to help young people handle a parent's serious medical diagnosis and provide support for families coping with a life-changing illness. 

A local office of the Austin-based nonprofit Wonders & Worries opens Friday at San Antonio's START Center for Cancer Care, in partnership with the Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas.

In addition to hosting community events in a therapeutic space, individual or group counseling and services like parenting workshops and training will be offered in both English and Spanish at no cost to families affected.


Learn more about the grand opening here. You can refer a family for services on the Wonders & Worries website.

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