Telling your kids about being diagnosed with cancer is no easy task.
“Early Start” anchor Zoraida Sambolin was faced with that difficult task when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent a double mastectomy in May.
Sambolin says, “The first thought I had when I was diagnosed with cancer was this, ‘How will I tell my kids?’”
She has two children she had to break the news to: Nico, 14, and Sofia, 10.
“Once he knew, my son became one of 2.85 million U.S. children sharing their parents' fight against cancer,” Sambolin says.
He reached out to his friends Kyle and Miles for support, and was himself supportive of his mother the entire time.
“Nico's was the last familiar face I saw before surgery,” Sambolin says. “And the first when I came out.”