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Support Groups

Having a child with cancer or a blood disorder is very stressful, but you don't have to face this challenge alone. The hematology and oncology support groups found at Cook Children's offer comfort, understanding, strength and coping skills to help you and every member of your family manage the stress of your child's diagnosis, condition, and treatment. Inside the safety of these support groups, members often find laughter, healing and, when needed, a shoulder to lean on.

Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs)

AYAs often feel out of place in a pediatric or adult clinic. Our vision is to provide a medical home just for them in the culture we provide. Groups meet monthly and events include education programs and opportunities to learn more about available resources. Additionally social activities are available so AYAs can network with each other, like family picnics, a Christmas party and sporting events. Click here to learn more.

Hematology and Oncology support

Designed for parents to find support and coping skills when dealing with a child's blood or cancer disorder.

This group meets every Thursday at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, please contact Mandy Ebner at 682-885-3587.

Life after Cancer

Groups meet monthly and our events include education programs, opportunities to learn more about resources available for survivors and to network with other survivors through social activities like family picnics, parties and sporting events.

Call Joyce Bender at 682-885-2164 for more information on the Life After Cancer program.

Neurofibromatomis Family Support Group

Designed for patients (ages 0-18), their parents or caregivers, as well as siblings of all ages to attend. Dinner is provided.

The group meets four times a year on Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are free and include dinner.

For additional details, meeting dates, or to learn more, visit our web page or contact Julie Schmidt, patient liaison, at 682-885-7887.

Neuro-oncology support

Evenings with Neuro-oncology provides networking opportunities for families as well as education about brain tumors and treatments.

Meetings include dinner and activities for patients and their siblings.

For more information call 682-885-7379. You'll also find additional information here.

Stroke Support Group

This group offers support and events for families and caregivers of children that have suffered from a stroke.

The group meets quarterly.

Please contact Gabriela Duran at 682-885-1311 for additional information on our events and support group programs. You can also email