Cancer is scary no matter what the age. If you child trying to understand what is happening as well trying to tell others about it can be hard. St. Jude has a special way to make a child's cancer into a teachable moment for all to understand, including the child themselves.
If you want to raise your family in a safe city, then you may want to consider moving about an hour and half away from Rockford. As this city has been considered as the only Illinois city that's safe to live in.