Chemo and radiation make children feel sick and weak. They also make hair fall out. This can be very scary and makes children with cancer feel different from their peers. Often, these children are also coping with major trust issues, since the world no longer feels safe.
One out of every 4 children diagnosed with cancer will not survive past 5 years. Three out of every 4 children will have life-long complications due to aggressive treatments for their cancer. When treatment stops, an entirely different battle begins..
Gold Ribbon : Meaning: This color is a symbol for childhood cancer.
Each school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer. Each year, 40,000 children undergo cancer treatment.
The rate of childhood cancer has been increasing over the past 20 years, and it is now the leading cause of death by disease in children under age 15.
The average age of a child diagnosed with cancer: 6 years old. The causes: Unknown. The effect: Lifelong..
I hope you never have to hear the words “Your child has cancer”. I hope you never have to hear the words “The prognosis is not good”.
I hope you never have to watch your child prepare to undergo chemo, have a “port” surgically implanted in their chest and be connected to an IV pole.
I hope you never have to watch the “cure” you pray for slowly take away your child’s identity, as they lose their hair, become skeletal, their skin peels and they become barely able to walk or move.