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Berit Kyllo Francis

Berit Kyllo Francis, a registered nurse, lives in Orono Minnesota with her husband and four children. Berit is a member of the CaringBridge Advisory Council and is highly involved as a volunteer with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Berit also enjoys writing, running, golf, yoga, fashion and spending time with friends.

A Loving Family Keeps Siblings Together As Their Sister Goes Through Cancer Treatments

Siblings support their sister during cancer treatment.

When asked to write about how I helped my family cope with our daughter Marit’s cancer diagnosis and health journey, my first thought was this:  “I did nothing for anyone else in my family. I felt like I was consumed with caring for Marit, and forgot the other children.” Upon […]

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How do you treat your child like a “normal” kid after treatment for a serious illness?

How long does a recovering child need special treatment?

Is “normal” just a setting on the washing machine? Is it possible to treat a child who has undergone cancer treatment as a normal kid? My immediate reaction is absolutely not! Even after completing treatment almost four years ago, I cannot do it no matter how hard I try. I […]

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