Every Monday for the month of September I am trying to bring awareness to you about childhood Cancer. It is Childhood Cancer month after all. And what better way to make you aware than to share some of their stories with you? So please go check out these stories of children with Cancer and pass them along. Don’t look away either and say it’s not me because I assure you that once upon a time all of these parents thought, it’s not going to happen to me and it did. It’s hard to think of bad things happening to young children, but it does and we need to face it head on.
First of all there is Kennedy, who I wear my gold for in the month of September. She was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in April of 2007. She has been in remission since June of 2007 and they are hoping for the all clear of Cancer this month.
Next we have Miranda. She was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare childhood Cancer, when she was just 3 years old. Miranda is about to be a 5 year survivor, but read her story. It was a hard road for sure to get to where she is today.
Now there is Keeghan’s story. Not all stories end happily. And Keeghan fought malignant brain tumors for 2 years before he passed away. He was 10 when he was diagnosed and will forever be 12. It has been 4 years since Keeghan passed away, but his mom continues to share his story and make everyone aware.
Lucy was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain Cancer called Medulloblastoma in February of 2011. Lucy has been fighting hard and continues to fight.
Another Keegan also with Medulloblastoma. And another sad story, but again I encourage you to read this. He was just 7 and a half months old when he was diagnosed and lived for 19 more months, just past his 2nd birthday. Passed away on December 6, 2011.
Now there’s Scarlett. She was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme (a congenital brain tumor) when she was just 2 months old. Twenty months later she is putting up one heck of a fight and defying all odds even with a poor prognosis. She has had several surgeries in her very short life. That’s what gets me, is all of these surgeries for these little children. I just can’t imagine a lifetime that all you know is hospitals and surgery.
Finally, I have a request for all of you. I want you to go like a Facebook page. It’s called Prayers for Kyra. Kyra is an 8 year old girl diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. They thought she was Cancer free, but then two more spots showed up. And unfortunately there is no more treatment for her and insurance problems so she is home to live out her days. Kyra wants to have 10,000 people praying for her. She doesn’t think it’s possible so lets prove her wrong. Just click like on her Facebook page. That’s it. Make a very sick little girl smile. Show her what 10,000 looks like.
What other stories of childhood Cancer do you have to share?