A Childhood Cancer Survivor Blogging about the World of Childhood Cancer

Grace: A Child's Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery

The month of May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month.  When I think of all the children I am aware of who have fought brain cancer over the past year, I wonder how anyone can be unaware that children get brain cancer too.  I guess it depends on what you are paying attention to.  I know of a little boy who lives near London who is fighting brain cancer, and he has made a list of things he would like to do before he says, “the angels come to take me to heaven.”

Although I live across the world from this boy, and many of my readers do as well, I am counting on the magic of the word-of-mouth/internet social media to help him receive his wishes.  Hold onto your heart as I you read the list below:

1.To go and visit some Tiger Cubs and have a cuddle;
2. A trip in a helicopter
3. Visit Jamie Olivers “15” Restaurant/Kitchens in Covent Gardens and go in the kitchen and see how it all happens!.
4. Visits a quirky unusual hotel with sports memorabilia or futuristic gadgets.
5. Visit a Westend Show:- Mamma Mia, Grease, Lion King.
6. To go in the control tower or behind the scenes at Gatwick Airport or any London based Airport.
7. For a Large touch screen TV remote (size of an Ipad) so he can turn the TV over…he cannot see the normal size TV remote!

Is there something you might be able to do? Web, please work your wonders!

Every time I hear about pediatric cancer foundations giving money to researchers, it gives me great hope that there will be a time in our future when cancer is dead. PabLove Foundation gave their very first pediatric cancer research grants today! Congratulations to them on this excellent accomplishment! I received this news in a tweet from them this morning, and they have asked me to spread this great news, so please pass it on!


One other organization I want to tell you about today is…

“TeenPower4Life is a national movement of teens who devote their time, energy and abilities to bring about positive and extraordinary change in the lives of others. This fall, our walkathons nationwide will raise funds for the National Children’s Leukemia Foundation. Join us and walk for the cure wherever you live.”

If you would like to “Like” them on Facebook:


Before I forget to tell you, I saw a photo of Lilly— taken after her shave for the brave event that I told you about. For some reason, I was expecting to see a shiny dome atop her head, just like the one I sported during my chemo treatments. But all I could see were her sparkling eyes and warm, loving heart.

Funny how it is when people live straight from their hearts… when you look at them, you don’t see a People Shell at all; you see pure love.

That’s what I see when I look at Lilly… pure love.

Here I am discovering my true inner baldness!

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