“A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all. ~Pearl S. Buck
“Children are one third of our population and all of our future.” ~Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981
“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” ~ Frederick Douglass
In recognizing this month of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, I am happy to share these quotes about children. Today, and every day (believe me!!!!!) I want to give an outpouring of loving thanks to the people who work with and treat childhood cancer patients. I have heard people say over and over again, “How can anyone do that… work with very sick children?” Right now, at this very moment, I want to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who “is able” to work with sick kids. Thank you for choosing the path you have chosen so that I – and many other children—are able to be here today.
I want to personally thank Dr. Dan, Dr. Gonzalez, Dr. A., Dr. Keshen, Dr. Pickert, and the entire staff at Cottage Hospital.
When I imagine the sacrifice it takes, not only to achieve the needed education, but to live each day with the great emotional impact of their occupations, my respect and admiration grows for everyone who has stepped into the “ring” of fighting childhood cancer. What would we do if no one sacrificed?
The quotes above remind us that “our” children are more than worth sacrificing for. Giving now to help stop childhood cancer will certainly act as an “Insurance Policy” for our children in the future. You don’t need to get a medical degree, or work in a hospital, or even work with sick children… we all have something to give.
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“The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.” ~ Pablo Casals