What are you doing?

August 25, 2012

I posted this on my facebook a few days ago and I thought it would be a good blog post for our website. Take a minute and think about what you are doing to change this!

Raw, honest story about childhood cancer especially as we approach Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. From the Huffington Post today…although this is an American article the stats are the same. Worth reading…

“Imagine this headline: “Seven children were mercilessly killed today as their parents watched in horror.” Or, imagine if a classroom full of 36 kids was taken hostage today by a known killer. What outrage would this cause? Would flags be lowered to half staff to pay tribute to the children? Would the president preempt your favorite television program to address a grieving and outraged nation? How many newspapers across the country would lead off the front page with this headline? What would happen if this story repeated itself seven days a week, 365 days a year?

Just think about that for one minute. Seems like a far-fetched story. Yet, it is not fiction. Each and every day in this country at least seven children are mercilessly killed by a murderer known as childhood cancer. It comes in many forms yet in the end, the result for one out of every five children diagnosed with cancer in this country is the same; they will lose their battle. Every day that the sun rises and sets, seven families watch as this killer steals their child, forever scarring countless families ever so deeply. Every day, at least 36 children in this country are diagnosed with cancer. This unfortunately is not a fiction story created by a writer to sell a book or two. It is a reality that garners little publicity.”

Stephanie :)
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