Counseling

Cancer is a Word, Not a Sentence

The rush of feelings that can come with a childhood cancer diagnosis include fear, panic, confusion, anger, depression and loneliness. Accepting a diagnosis and beginning a cancer journey is difficult. Radiation and chemotherapy treatments can also result in memory loss, slow thinking and other cognitive issues that make processing emotions even more challenging.

The Walking Miracles Family Foundation referral network includes local and statewide counselors who provide emotional and spiritual counseling for cancer patients and caregivers. They can help reduce feelings and distress and anxiety, help increase feelings of empowerment and hope, and share ways that can help with coping. Our network also includes cognitive testing that can help identify and treat cognitive issues to help improve memory and make processing emotions easier. The Walking Miracles counseling program is available to any West Virginia child, adolescent, or young adult cancer patient, caregiver or family member.

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Walking Miracles counseling program is available to any West Virginia child, adolescents and young adults from newborns to 39 years old living or being treated for cancer in West Virginia, as well as caregivers and/or family members are eligible for this benefit.

To apply for counseling services from the Walking Miracles Family Foundation, complete and submit this form.