Bereaved Parent Trip
“When Campbell was diagnosed, we did what most parents would do – divide and conquer (one became full time caregiver for Cam, while the other dealt with the day to day necessities that come with having other children)…for 5 years. After devoting so much of ourselves toward getting Campbell well and being parents to our older girls, there was not much time or energy left for each other. When Cam passed, we KNEW that we needed to do something to re-connect. Weighing heavily in the back of our minds was the fact that 50% of families facing a cancer diagnosis, end in divorce. A spur of the moment trip later, we were able to spend some much needed time together and came back stronger than ever. Our other children, while jealous that we went without them, agree that it was the best thing we could have done for our family.”
-Greg & Robin Hoyt
Campbell’s family knows firsthand how the loss of a child to cancer can affect the entire family, especially the parents. The Team Campbell Foundation (“TCF”) Bereaved Parent Trip Program looks to provide parents who have lost a child to cancer with an opportunity to reconnect as a couple and continue the healing process.
Parents will be given a list of possible vacation options to choose from. Our program will provide airfare from the Continental United States, and all-inclusive accommodations. The TCF Board will work with the parents to find dates that work best for them.
If you would like to be considered for this program, please complete the attached application, and forward to your social worker or oncologist for his/her statement and signature. The completed form should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be considered as they are received. Team Campbell Foundation will contact parents within 30 days of receipt of the application.