No it’s not something we enjoy thinking about, but it’s a reality for many of us. Actually 46 new parents a day.
No, I never thought while watching St.Jude’s commercials, that, that could be us!!! I always thought “that happens to other people”..
I never imagined entering this world of the unknown, I didn’t even know much about it at all..
We need more awareness, more research and more funding.
Here is my son, Trey.. Just 2 weeks after he was diagnosed with “neuroblastoma” in Nov. of 06.. and this picture was taken 2 days after his 1st. birthday, which he spent recovering from surgery and starting chemo. We were and have been blessed, that he is still here with us now almost 6 years later. It has been a long ongoing road..
Meaning that we didn’t have many resources, and left the care up to the Drs. until they basically were grasping at straws, and that’s when we took over and started looking into different options. But this isn’t the way it should be.. All hospitals should work together for whats best for the patient and we need more people being aware, that this isn’t SO RARE.. if it could happen to us.. it can happen to you.
Thankfully we still have Trey, and he has just came back a couple of weeks ago from his 6 month check up in New York at MSKCC, and is still holding stable. Like I said , this is a long ongoing battle, where some kids battle harder and longer or theirs end all too soon. We are all affected by it. We grow close to many and establish bonds that you can never understand until you’ve been there.
So please this month, donate to CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH charity. Take toys to a childrens oncology floor, give a family you might know a gas card.. Paint your Facebook gold, contact the American Cancer Society and request they give more funding to childhood cancer research.
We have to fight for them, because kids can’t do it alone.
Disclaimer: these photos of cancer awareness, were taken from public sites I have no rights or ownership to them..