News — Childhood Cancer
[Libby (left), Optic Glioma ]... "We are lucky, we are grateful... but we are not- and never will be- DONE." Libby's mom wants people to realize that IT NEVER ENDS. Even if a child with cancer is declared NED (no evidence of disease), off treatment, or 'cured', there is always something related to cancer that will affect them. Libby is blind in her left eye, has suffered from debilitating dizzy spells, and has been recently diagnosed with Central Precocious Puberty. Hold their hand. Show your support
[ Cason, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis ] "The doctor said the port would be placed in the center of his chest. I proceeded to tell Cason he was going to be the real IRONMAN. That seemed to settle his fears, and has ever since made him realize he is stronger than he thinks." -Cason's Mom
Written by WBTV's Molly Grantham Sept Day 3: “Cancer Messed With ________.” …The Wrong City.…The Wrong Kid.…The Wrong Mom.…The Wrong Family.…The Wrong Team. Fill in the blank. Pick what you want. Get it on a shirt and wear it proudly. Parker and I did. This is the newest grand idea of a fundraiser from the always-creative Charlotte-based The Isabella Santos Foundation. Money will benefit pediatric cancer research for neuroblastoma. You can go to Cancer Messed With for more. The new www.CancerMessedWith.com site also launched Friday, the first day of Pediatric Cancer ACTION Month. Erin Santos and her crew at ISF...
[ Lexi, Ewing's Sarcoma ] There are so many challenges kids fighting cancer have to deal with... Lexi's mom says with her age, 20, she is a child who was forced to grow up basically overnight and face more than just cancer. Battling for your life is incredibly hard, but this age has to also deal with friendships, school, self esteem, and hardships that come with no longer being able to be in school.