This is a guest post from my wonderful wife. Powerful. If this does not move you, you might check your pulse for signs of life.
This past Tuesday was my first day back to work after a three month maternity leave. In case you don’t know what I do, I am a nurse at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Service at CHOA. This means that I work with many sweet children and families whose lives are affected daily by cancer. Upon returning to work, I was reminded that while I had a break from this awful disease, the patients and families we serve did not. They did not have a summer vacation from the hospital visits, chemotherapy, clinic visits, etc.
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Please take a moment to watch this video and consider giving to CURE. CURE Childhood Cancer is a wonderful organization that provides support to families battling cancer, raises money for clinical research, and helps support doctors in the Hematology/Oncology field. (Side note: I sent out this video to several of you last year, but is is so moving I wanted to share it again!)
As the video demonstrates, the cure rate for childhood cancer is close to 80%! What a drastic improvement we have made over the past 50+ years! However, that means that 20% of children still loose their battle to cancer. Please consider giving so that in the years to come, all children diagnosed with cancer will one day be cancer free!
Celebrating Hope. Fighting for CURE!