So that’s it. September is over for 2018!
I’m winding down now, I’m tired after reliving some of our memories through cancer… I need to put them back in my box rather then in my head. After all we are forgetting cancer this year (well trying!)
I think it’s safe to say us cancer parents have a lot to put up with. There is a lack of funding, research and awareness!!!
We want you to know the GOLD ribbon as well as you know the PINK ribbon. I know every cancer is shit. My grandma had breast cancer so I always support the pink ribbon too. But, in awareness terms breast cancer has a high profile. It gets a fair bit of funding and awareness.
Most people seems to prefer to stick their heads in the sand and honestly pretend children don’t get cancer, rather than face the stark reality that they bloody do and they also still die in 2018!
We need kinder treatments. Not the ones that give you secondary cancers hear later when you are just starting to enjoy your life.
Childhood cancers are different to adult cancers. They don’t have the same treatments, they have different research.
Honestly. The more we shout about Childhood Cancer, the more awareness we raise!!! The more awareness we raise, the more interest and money we can get for research! The more research we get the more lives we can possibly save.
It is simple.
We have no idea why kids get cancer, that’s why we need more research!!!
Children can be born with cancer and often are… Riley’s cancer is likely to have started growing whilst he was still inside my tummy.
So, what is it?
Until we have more research, we don’t know but, I do know it could happen to anyone. It happened to my child, it’s only rare until it’s you or someone you know.
Oh, before I forget, fuck cancer…..