I am not really a superhero but if I was, I would find PRESENT-DAY and SUPERIOR treatments and ultimately, a CURE, for childhood cancer.
In 2011, my daughter Kate was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and our journey with cancer began. In nine short days, Kate went from being an exuberant athlete sprinting down the soccer field to being a helpless child in a hospital bed, scared to death having her first of many rounds of chemotherapy injected into her little body.
While we are so fortunate to still have Kate here with us, it does not come without a cost. I have been to 4 funerals in the last 3 years for children. I have watched as parents and siblings struggle to find a new life without their child. No child should have to suffer through cancer or lose their life to it.
As hard as this journey has been, it has also given me the drive and passion to make a difference. The fact is, we have a serious lack of awareness regarding childhood cancer and a huge lack of funding. Bottom line, without funding, the research does not get done.
The very people living the nightmare, our children, don’t have a voice. We do. Together we can raise the funds, do the research and change the world of childhood cancer.