The Dear Jack Foundation is creating space to honor and remember those that we have lost to cancer. We cannot fully support the AYA community without also acknowledging the very hard and scary reality that many of them deal with on a daily basis.
Over the past year, we have lost members of our own DJF community to cancer, as well as friends, family, and loved ones we hold dear. We invite you to join us today, in any way that is meaningful to you.
Grief and Loss Resources
When someone we love dies, we are often left experiencing a variety of emotions that are difficult to cope with and change day to day or even minute to minute. Grief is a journey, a process, and it is whatever you are feeling – sadness, anger, frustration, guilt, shock, or confusion. Below are some resources designed to help with understanding your grief after losing someone to cancer and how to find support.
General Websites for Information
CancerCare – Grief and Loss General Information
Cancer Support Community – Bereavement Resources
Cancer.Net – Helping Grieving Children and Teenagers
Grief and Healing: Coping with the Loss of a Loved One
Coping with the Loss of your Partner or Spouse
Center for Loss and Life Transitions
Resources for Children
7 Touching Books to Help Kids Understand Death and Grief
The Compassionate Friends – Books to Cope with the Loss of a Child