Did you know this?
September is the month in which people who have been touched by pediatric cancer get to turn a light on the topic. If we can talk about breasts and prostate cancer, surely we can shed light on the reality behind the statistics:
CANCER is the #1 cause of death
by disease among children.
That's an ugly statistic, and it is even uglier when you have personal experience with it.
What if the murderer got hold of one of your kids - say, kidnapped one of them? What would you do then? Would you try to pay the ransom, or call detectives and try to outwit him? Would you try anything and everything to free your child and bring her home safely? What if the only way to set your child free from this assassin was to poison her, or maim your own precious one? Would you do whatever it took to save her life?
I'll bet you would...and that's exactly the choice we had to face. We tried to save Katie using the only means available to us, but it wasn't possible. She suffered terribly, and she died anyway. And it happens like this every day.
|Artwork by Heide Randall, mother of Jessica. Katie is in the 2nd row, 4th from the right.|
If you can give to research, please do. If you can't give, please tell someone - telling even one other person makes a difference. And if you are going to tell someone, please let them know about my book, which describes the way it really is in the world of pediatric cancer. Or you could give them a copy, either in Kindle or paperback format.
|Artwork by Heide Randall|