When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the most important step is to find a cure. But often, that cure comes at a cost. Treatments for cancer and blood disorders often have a major impact on patients’ lives and can leave survivors with emotional scars during and after treatment. Too often, children face the challenges of being different, which can impact them for decades to come.
Shauna Rae is a childhood cancer survivor and reality TV star, who, at 24 years old, continues to live in her adolescent body after treatments prevented her from typical growth. Shauna continues to live with the consequences of her cancer therapy. On September 18, during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, she and Dr. James Klosky, Director of Psychology & Neuropsychology at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center in Atlanta, will share stories and have a candid discussion about the often-neglected emotional needs of patients and families. To learn more information, visit Aflac.com/BridgeToBrighter