September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 30, 2010 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Delaney Wadsworth. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Delaney’s fund.
In mid June I took my daughter to her doctor in Wyoming. She had been falling down alot and peeing her pants. The Dr. said nothing was wrong, no worries and sent us home. On July 2nd we took her to a different Dr in Colorado. She found nothing wrong, but sent us to the ER for a CT scan. After hours of waiting, the Dr finally came in and told us that my perfect beautiful baby girl has a “growth on her brain”. My world fell apart. My husband took Delaney to Children’s in Aurora, and I went home to pack a few clothes.
When I got to Children’s we were talked to by alot of people and were given alot of hope that the tumor was operable. She had an MRI on the 3rd of July, and we were told still it was operable.
July 4th, our world once again fell apart. We were told the tumor was inoperable and our baby girl, our only child, our whole life, has only 9 months to live. She had a shunt put in to relieve the pressure in her brain, a brviac line put in, and a biopsy. The biopsy confirmed their diagnosis. She has a diffuse pontine glioma. There is no cure, and radation will give her a little longer. We opted for the experimental 5 day treatment, and started the next week.
Delaney has had her 4 week MRI since then, and the results are promising. The tumor has shrunk, and she is doing better. Though this doesn’t change what her outcome should be, we believe in miracles and we will never give up until we do find a cure for this horible disease. Even if our daughter doesn’t make it, we will continue to fight, so one day, npo parent will ever have to hear the same words we did.
About September & CURE’S Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time:
September is recognized as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This September, CURE Childhood Cancer has committed to raising awareness and raising money to help find a cure for childhood cancer in our lifetime and put an end to this terrible disease through a special program CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time!
Please help us in our goal of raising $60,000 in the month of September while honoring special CURE kids each day of the month who have been affected by childhood cancer.
For more information, please click here.
About CURE Childhood Cancer:
Founded in 1975, CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through research, education and support of patients and their families. Since its establishment as a grass-roots organization, CURE has focused its efforts on improving the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with cancer.
The founders, parents and a dedicated pediatric oncologist, joined forces to support laboratory research that would translate into immediate care for children with cancer.
Since that time, CURE has raised millions of dollars to fund cutting edge research at the Aflac Cancer Center Blood Disorders Service at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine.
Through innovative programming, CURE also provides support for stricken families, providing them comfort and support during their time of devastating need.
Visit us online at www.curechildhoodcancer.org for more information.