It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – a time to honor our littlest fighters and to remember that cancer is not just an old person’s disease. Cancer affects kids too – newborns and toddlers and school-agers taking the most innocent humans on the planet and putting them through hell. As a mom of three, I cannot imagine the pain that a parent faces when their son or daughter has been diagnosed. How do you explain to a three year old that the medicine that makes them sick is helping make “the boo boos” go away? I cannot imagine and I hope I never have to.
To all those parents who have faced terrible insurmountable sadness and pain, I cannot imagine your struggle but I can offer you this. LIVESTRONG is here for you. We are here to listen to your worries and help you though this scary and terrible time. We are here for the siblings of kids with cancer. We are here for the educators that have kids in their classrooms facing this disease and we are here for all those that have lost a loved one all too soon. Please call us or go online today. We are here for your whole family.
I found the following video on Upworthy.com. The video is by The Moth, an organization dedicated to the art of storytelling and features comedian Anthony Griffith. The following contains difficult subject matter. It is a very raw view into the life of a dad who had a very sick little girl. His daughter was just one of the 10,400 children under age 15 diagnosed with cancer yearly and one of the 1,545 children that die from the disease. This is hard to watch, but the message is very powerful and I thought was too important not to share.