Thursday, September 03, 2009

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

It's the disease that no one wants to talk about, much less think about, yet it kills more children than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Asthma, and AIDS COMBINED. COMBINED. Every single day 46 children will be diagnosed with a form of childhood cancer. Each year 12,600 children will be diagnosed with cancer. One in every 330 children will be diagnosed with a form of childhood cancer by the time they are 20 years old. My daughter, Jordyn is one of those children, she was one of the 330 children when she was diagnosed just 6 days before her 1st birthday, she is part of the children who died from it as well. Jordyn is not and was not and never will be just a statistic, she's not just "another number", she is and always will be my daughter. My first born. She made me a mother and began a love affair that will never end. She stole my heart from the moment that stick formed 2 lines, she took a piece of my heart right to Heaven with her and it remains and will always remain there until the day I join her.

Cancer is not something that just happens to the people down the street. It happens to your next door neighbor, to your dearest friend, and it can happen to your child. You can not live in denial or pretend it does not happen, because let me tell you it's happening every single day. A child and his or her parents world is turned upside down and inside out, and the life the knew before is over, and over forever. Never for the rest of their life will ever be the same. I can promise you that.

This month I urge you to wear a GOLD Ribbon where can you get one...well . Two of our favorite places to donate to for research of childhood cancer is : and

Don't let another day go by, where you think bad things don't happen to kids. Remember they do, and do something about it. Remember that there are children fighting, there are children about to go into the fight for their life, there are children living a life after that fight with difficulties, and there are children who won the fight and are with JESUS now.

Jordyn shortly after she was diagnosed in the German hospital she was initially treated in, before her hair fell out. That smile never stopped, neither will my love for her.


Amanda said...

I just adore your passionate heart and love for children Christy... you are such a blessing.

bp said...

I'm linking to you for my post on Wednesday about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Hope you and your family are doing well.