Being a Father of a Chronically Ill Child
What I want this space to be is a place where we as men can come together and share our experience of dealing with being a father of a chronically ill child. There are few if any venues where men can talk about things that are tearing them apart without worrying about being shamed or criticized. This blog is the safety zone where you can sign in using a fake name and maintain annonimity and get and share info about what is really on your mind. To know you are not weak , you are not crazy ,and most importantly you are not alone. We are here to help one another through the most terrifying experience a father /parent can go through. The possible loss of our child.
This is not a BS forum. It is not to bitch about Doctors, Insurance nightmares, difficult circumstances, or religious views. We are here to give and get front line help from those who are in the same boat. Weather you are just starting out or are in a long time, we can lend an ear and support each other when the other is down or hurting from watching his child suffer, a fathers worst nightmare because we can’t fix it.
Being a Father of a chronically ill child myself, my intent is to build a nationwide network of fathers who have been helped and are helping those coming behind. There are 32 million of us dealing with a chronically ill child, and my research says we as dads are not handling it well at all. This is an opportunity to turn our selves into a healing force that is changing the face of family life. Will you join me? I will lead by example and together we can blaze a new road that is somewhat smoother.