So this Boston Herald story is not one of those, "Oh no, nothing worse than finding out the baby has cancer" stories after all. Its' about the inevitably worse stuff that happens because the kid has cancer, and the parents and families go through emotional, psychological, and sometimes legal hell dealing with it.
And then in the sidebar, where I barely managed to read it, is the 2004 study that showed that five years after a kid goes through cancer treatment, basically 100% of families have at least one parent with [largely undiagnosed] PTSD.
Pray for anyone whose kid has a serious illness, but also make sure they are getting some professional help themselves, because holy smokes, people.
When healing hurts
As a child undergoes treatments for a serious illness, parents may suffer, too -- with fear, guilt, and depression [boston.com via dt bummin' me the hell out senior correspondent sara]