There are many ways to offer support to families whose child is going through the cancer treatment process.
It was that line of thought that lead Carla Montgomery, Executive Director of the Child Cancer Fund, to found The Mothers for Hope 16 years ago.
Her son was undergoing cancer treatment and she felt it was a way for the mothers to come together.
“We spoke a language all our own.“ She added, “Going beyond that, we just wanted to give back.”
The Child Cancer Fund decided about a year ago to bring back the group Mothers for Hope to provide support for mothers who currently have a child undergoing chemo.
Although the group meets quarterly, the mothers who attend have someone they can reach out to 24 hours a day who understands what they are going through.
“Our goal is to have them pick up the phone and reach out to one another whenever necessary.” Says Carla Montgomery.
The Mothers for Hope has a variety of members including those who have a child with cancer, to those whose child is a cancer survivor.
“Obviously there’s a need, and hopefully it’s fulfilling that need.” says Carla Montgomery.