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Lessons of Strength, Hope and a Life-Saving Gift: One Young Family’s Journey through Cancer

explaining cancer to a child book by Brian LucasBrian and Betsy Lucas were a happy, successful couple with two very young daughters when a stunning medical diagnosis transformed life, as they knew it. Brian chronicled their 2-year saga of heartache and hope in his award-winning book, Here Comes the Sun: A Young Family’s Journey through Cancer. Now both Brian and Betsy join Marti & Erin for a moving and inspiring discussion of their experience, including explaining cancer to a child and the extraordinary connection between Betsy and the young stranger whose selfless gift saved her life. Whether or not you ever face cancer yourself, you will cherish the life lessons in this week’s very special Mom Enough show.


What did you learn from this Mom Enough discussion about ways to support a family facing a medical challenge like the Lucas family faced? What about explaining cancer to a child and helping a young child cope with such a huge challenge? Did Brian & Betsy’s story inspire you in any way to do something to help other individuals or families in similar circumstances? Leave a comment below!


For information on purchasing Brian’s book, click here.

For information about Be The Match, click here.

For information about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, click here.

For information about the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota, click here.

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