Sometimes Real Super Heroes Lives in the Heart of Small Children Fighting Big Battles
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and this is the time we honor and remember the children and the families affected by this disease, and bring about awareness and rally support to give children with cancer a better outcome by supporting cancer research.
When asked to change my Facebook Status picture to that of a super hero in support of this cause, the significance made me smile. Super heroes are supposedly ordinary looking people who possess an unusual skill or power which enables them to display incredible strength and courage in their fight against evil.
While dealing with any type of cancer is difficult, it is especially unbearably painful for a family dealing with childhood cancer. According to the Presidential Proclamation signed by President Barack Obama, pediatric cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death for children. This year, more than 10,000 of our nation’s youth will be diagnosed with this tragic disease. “Pediatric cancer limits the dreams of too many of our nation’s daughters and sons and deprives our country of their enormous potential.
During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we remember the many children who have been taken from us too soon and we extend our support to all those who continue to battle this illness with incredible strength and courage.” Incredible strength and courage, like that of a SUPER HERO
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