Hear it first hand from the children and families who fought childhood cancer.
Naya strove to enjoy every day in a manner that was full of grace, love, happiness and laughter; and her determination to enjoy life didn't change even as she fought to overcome cancer. Her love for life continues to inspire thousands every day.
After showing symptoms and believing it was a bad period, I ignored the pain. My gynecologist suggested an ultrasound and with that he saw an enlarged mass in my uterus and diagnosed me with a massive blood clot. After a failed attempt to suction the clot out, he realized it was something much more serious... Uterine Sarcoma.
The lymph node on my neck was growing and left the left side of neck swollen. I was tired of the lump and people making fun of me for it. Doctor's kept saying, "It's benign," "It's harmless," "You don't need any surgery." But I knew that something wasn't right this time.
Jake was full of life! His energy was contagious; he was a typical 2 year old. Jake was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma a few months after his second birthday. So, the question I ask is, "How can a child full of life, be given such a short one?"
It has been six years since we heard the words brain cancer, and a little more than four since David was taken from us. Before loosing David, I was a fairly selfish person, but now all I see is the next person in treatment with no clear treatment path.