The American Childhood Cancer Organization publishes Oliver’s Story (in English and in Spanish), a book for siblings of children with cancer.
This is a 40 page illustrated book targeted for the 3 to 8 year old sibling of children diagnosed with cancer. Illustrated by Mike Dodd and written through the eyes of his six-year-old son Oliver, this resource focuses on the many questions that siblings have when their brother or sister is diagnosed with cancer, and offers constructive ways on how they can provide support. American Childhood Cancer Organization extends their heartfelt appreciation to the Davenport Family Foundation and Computer Associates for funding to make this publication possible.
Oliver’s story is also available in Spanish!
Websites for Siblings
A site to honor and recognize the brothers and sisters of children with cancer, with welcome packets, trophies, advocacy, grief support, newsletters, scholarships, and more.
Websites for Parents’ Guidance in Helping Siblings Cope
Siblings of Children with Disabilities
Although targeted towards the siblings of children with autism, this article’s information is applicable to siblings of children with cancer as well.
Children With Disabilities: Understanding Sibling Issues
A 17 page document that discusses some practical advice as well as research on the topic published by National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities.