Jennette McCurdy Talks About Her Mother’s Illness
For most kids, dealing with parents is a tough-enough challenge, but for young people who watch their parents suffer from a severe illness, the challenges become tougher.
For iCarly actress Jennette McCurdy, watching her mom struggle with cancer was not something that she ever thought she would ever have to witness. Recently, Jennette wrote her story on Wall Street Journal as she talks about her mother’s struggle with cancer and how she copes with her mother’s illness.
I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for my mother to tolerate all she has gone through and continues to go through – the pain, the worry and the battle. She wakes up every day hurting and goes to sleep hurting even more. My mother, the constant optimist and effervescent, sprightly woman I know her to be, is caged along with this hideous beast they call cancer.
I am thankful that I’ve recently been able to discuss my mother’s cancer with her more openly. Though the conversation may be difficult, I understand how important it is to have that opportunity to discuss this with her because it provides a better sense of understanding and compassion. If you are a young person struggling with a parent’s cancer, I recommend talking to them as much or as little as they are able. You don’t want to make your parent uncomfortable, but give them the chance to say everything they feel they need to say. Sometimes, parents can have a difficult time judging just how much information you may or may not want to know. After all, you are their child, and parents always put their children’s emotions before their own.
Its hard for anyone to deal with a sick parent, but for young people in the spotlight, its even tougher. I cannot imagine what it would feel like to know that one of your parents or trusted guardians might not make it another day nor can I imagine what it must feel like to watch a loved one suffer every day. I really admire Jennette for sharing her story with fans and only hope the best for her and her family.
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