By My Side
Dainere's Rainbow are honoured to have been part of the truly unique and precious publication of 'By My Side'. It is our hope that through our collaboration with this resource that we are part of team who is able to reach out to others during such an incomprehensible and difficult time.
'By My Side' is a resource that will help many bereaved parents to feel that they are not alone and will find solace in other bereaved parents words.
How does a parent really feel when their child dies from cancer?
Redkite has published ‘By My Side’ a new book in partnership with the Kids Cancer Centre that shares the experiences of bereaved parents and was created to bring comfort to parents who have been through this devastating experience by sharing the thoughts and experiences of other bereaved parents.
By My Side is comprised of interview excerpts from researcher Leigh Donovan’s PhD study at the University of NSW. Supported by Redkite and the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, the 2012-16 study explored the unique support needs of parents whose child has died from cancer.
The book was released on 8 August 2016, to coincide with Dying To Know Day – a day dedicated to start conversations around death and dying. By My Side gives suggestions about accessing professional support and how to engage family and friends. Bereaved parents in the book speak of love, life, loss, grief, and hope.
Redkite offers By My Side to bereaved parents to keep, free of charge. You can view the link www.redkite.org.au/support/book-club/books-on-bereavement