chapter  12
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The clearest message from nearly all survivor siblings was that they wished they had been prepared for the possibility that their sibling might die. Many siblings lamented that it would have been so helpful if only their parents had been able to discuss the illness with them. Aware that there are many ways for distressed parents to communicate the news inappropriately, they regretted that no professional had been available to tell them the truth and help them process their emotional reactions.