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Parent Connect

Easing the journey for families facing a child’s advanced cancer diagnosis by connecting you with a parent that has already walked this path

You may have just heard the worst news a parent will ever hear - that your child’s cancer prognosis has worsened.  While you should never give up hope, finding a friend, a coach and a mentor - someone who has lived this - can help you make each day your family has together as meaningful and uncomplicated as possible. 

Someone Who Gets It

From having a friendly voice or supportive text from someone who gets it, to learning about financial resources, or how to use palliative care and hospice when you need it, Parent Connect will match you with another parent who has gone through advanced cancer.

A Friend to Listen and Share

Your Parent Connect Coach is there to listen and share their experience and those of others who have walked this journey. They can direct you to helpful resources that may improve your child’s care, ideally reducing your collective stress and some of the weight of facing advanced cancer.

Coming Soon

Connecting with a Parent Coach will be simple, and free. Complete a short form and you’ll hear back from us quickly, usually in a few hours or less, and you will be introduced to your Parent Connect Coach.  You will be able to chat with your coach as much or as little as you want, however you want – by phone, text, or video chat.

Do you need a Coach now and can’t wait for us to launch, want to know more about Parent Connect, or be a Coach?  Let us know at parentconnect@rettsroost.org

Parent Connect was started by Jenn and Jon Wall to honor their son Zach Wall who died of Osteosarcoma in November 2021 at the age of 16. Jenn, Jon and Zach experienced the gap in support, and searched but found it almost impossible to find a coach that was willing and able to help. They also found a number of helpful resources to ease the journey and have continued to build that out today.

Every time Parents Connect to share knowledge and experiences that families face with an advanced childhood cancer diagnosis, that is a tribute to Zach.