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In the U.S., over 13,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer or are being treated for a life-threatening condition every year.

OUR MISSION

In the U.S., over 13,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer or are being treated for a life-threatening condition every year. Teens living with cancer, Diabetes, Sickle-cell Disease, ITP, Blood Disorders, Crohn’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Cardiovascular Disease, or severe Asthma, especially struggle with unique concerns during their treatments.

WHAT DO I DO WHILE I'M WAITING FOR THE CURE?

For a lot of teens and young adults, getting treatments is not fun, not to mention that it takes them away from what should be their ‘normal’ life. Teens can feel isolated when there is no place to go, except their sterile hospital room, and they have totally different emotional and social needs that are not being met. This is why what we do matters!

 

  • It's Okay to Ask Me! I Know I Look Like a Science Experiment!

    Dear Mom who reprimanded their child in Wawa for staring at me, 

    Your 5 year old with long beautiful hair and a mind which is yet to see all this big and mysterious world has in store for her was seeing (most likely for the first time) a girl with a weird white tube coming from her leg, and no hair!

    It’s hard for her not to stare; she's trying to figure out what she's seeing.

    Before you reprimand her, which honestly makes it seem like there's something wrong about me that is forbidden to speak about, explain to your daughter that I'm a girl that's sick.

    Not a girl she should feel bad for, but one she should keep in her prayers that is fighting a battle hopefully her young mind will never fully be able to comprehend.

     

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