When a child is sick, siblings can often suffer in silence, which is why we are there for the whole family
Every child including siblings is invited to our parties and outings and will be allocated their own volunteer Big Brother or Sister
Even when parents and extended family do their best to make life as normal as possible, siblings of a seriously ill child can still suffer in silence. Often unable to express their feelings, they can experience serious anxiety issues that manifest itself in various ways, such as bed-wetting or difficult behaviour.
Camp Simcha’s trained Big Brother and Sister volunteers can be allocated specifically to siblings. The extra attention those dedicated volunteers bring can go a long way to easing some of those feelings, ensuring that every child in the family feels special.
Parents benefit tremendously from knowing that the extra time they have to give to their sick child is being balanced to some extent by these wonderful volunteers.
We also have therapeutic art sessions especially for siblings and our Sibling After School Club.
Counselling can be arranged for siblings who are struggling to cope emotionally with their brother or sister being seriously ill.
My Volunteer Big Sister Dalia has been coming to see me since I was three. It is really important to me to have someone that is there just for me. We do fun things together, go out and sometimes we just sit and talk if something is bothering me.
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