Monday, September 1, 2014

Spreading the Word

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  You may have noticed gold ribbons appearing all over social media as part of the campaign.  I changed my profile pic to honor not only Paige and her fight against leukemia, but also to honor other kiddos past and present who have taken on battles of their own with strength and courage that is nothing less than inspiring.

I am also on a mission to become more informed.  The infographic below (courtesy of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation) breaks down some of the facts and figures related to childhood cancer.  They are downright mind-boggling.

Eight months ago, childhood cancer waged a battle on my family.  Against my daughter.  I watch her fight back with everything she has, treatment after treatment, delay upon delay.  Strong in faith and hope, she presses on--and we are right beside her every step of the way.  Our family is blessed in that Paige's type of childhood cancer can be effectively treated.  Years of research and various treatment studies corroborate this.  Paige will get past this 'blip' on the radar and go on to lead a healthy life, sharing her incredible testimony along the way.

Not every family receives such promising news.  There are many who lose their warriors to subtypes of cancer that are still puzzling to even the best of the best.  This is why it is so very important to get the word out.  There is still research to be done.  There are many lives to be saved.  Our kids deserve nothing less.

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord.   Psalm 127:3

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