September Gold Ribbon Heroes – Drake G. New York
“My boy is a hero. Always has been and always will be. Drake was diagnosed with undifferentiated sarcoma when he was 10 months old. 10 months of treatment and surgery, 10 months remission, 10 more months of treatment and surgery, again 10 more months of remission. Then, it came back for the last time. We had to make the most unbearable decision no family should ever have to make. Enough was enough. He was so sweet, so funny, such a good, smart boy. He practically potty trained himself while being in the hospital more than he was home. He never complained. He always had a smile on his face and did whatever he had to do. He was 3 1/2 yrs old. He always made everyone else smile. In his short life he spent many holidays in the hospital; he really only had one winter and one summer. He had more friends in his short time here than most people have in a lifetime. He touched the lives of more people than I can count and still does. He has always been a hero and now he’s an angel.” – Dee Langdon
Gold Ribbon Heroes are individuals who have made a positive impact on the lives of others. This includes patients, parents, hospital staff, volunteers, survivors, siblings, and more. These individuals are an inspiration and a positive example for others in the childhood cancer community. We want to recognize the impact they have made; this page is dedicated to them. If you know someone who fits this description, nominate them to be featured on the ACCO website and on Facebook. Each month, we will feature new Gold Ribbon Heroes, sharing their stories and allowing them to inspire others to be heroes too. Nominate your hero at Gold Ribbon Heroes
By: American Childhood Cancer Organization.