Sibling support

Feb 4, 2012

Post Pals has always believed that it is very important to help siblings, as they go through so much yet receive so little support in comparison to the child is ill. We posted this video last year but I urge you to watch again and consider reaching out to a sibling by simply sending them a card.

The research found:

Siblings have been identified as the most emotionally neglected and unhappy of all family members during serious childhood illness.

27% of siblings of a child with cancer qualify for a diagnosis of post traumatic stress syndrome.

Take a look at this video to see if it inspires you to help a sibling and if it does it couldn’t be easier to make them smile. All the Pals have details of their siblings listed with their interests, so grab a pen, or go here and get writing!

Amy always looks on the mat every morning to see if she has any post and loves opening her mail. The boys also love receiving their post and it dosent make them feel left out either. Post Pals puts back some faith into us that people do really care, not just the staff at her hospital and family, but people out in the world do actually read what the kids put on Post Pals and take time out to read about the illness and go out to get cards or sit and write to a child they don’t even know. Some people do really care out there. – Louise, Mum to Pal Amy P, aged 9 Diamond Blackfan Anemia.