Accordingly, my moms come from diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds. Their children are in various stages of cancer - many are in treatment, some are cancer-free, and a few have tragically earned their wings. These moms share a universal theme: the physical toll of watching their child fight cancer. These deep emotions fully consume their bodies and minds, even years after treatment has ended. When you have a child with cancer, there is no time for fitness. If there is a break from care, there are other children, work, house responsibilities and, always, the guilt that interferes.The cancer child’s family support team is often led by the mother who is not provided a guide as to how to keep themselves well throughout their child’s treatment. Most moms of cancer children tell me they have gained 20-30 pounds and suffer from PTSD, depression and/or anxiety.