A Childhood Cancer Survivor Blogging about the World of Childhood Cancer

Wendy Robards first captured my attention when I found out about her Reading for a Cure. 

http://www.caribousmom.com/reading-for-a-cure/

What an amazing, incredible, super-awesome idea for her to create, combining her love for books and reading and her love for children. This, my friends, is a golden opportunity for book lovers to help wipe childhood cancer off the face of this planet. I can see you twisting your face and raising your eyebrows. It may seem like as if you are not doing much, like you are a teeny-tiny drop of water in an arid desert. What is really happening is that there are a bunch of “drops” and pretty soon those drops will form a pond, and then a river, and then an ocean of help for children.

I will remind you once again: Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in children.

If this is true, why is there so little funding for childhood cancer research? This sickens me to say this, and it just about kills me to think it, but it boils down to profit for the companies who make the cancer drugs.

Profit????????????????????????????????????????

Unacceptable. Children are suffering. Children are dying. Families are ripped up with grief. My mission keeps calling me to action.

Can I share one more thing about Wendy?

Wendy read Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery, and she wrote a heartfelt, beautiful review:

http://www.caribousmom.com/2010/09/16/grace-book-review/

Wendy, when I get the chance to meet you, I just know that you will have angel wings:)

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