CURE Childhood Cancer Honors Kristen Sorrell

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 14, 2009 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Kristen Sorrell. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Kristen’s Fund. 

Kristen Sorrell PhotoKristen Sorrell’s Story:

In March 2007, the unimaginable happened in our family. Our then 3 year old beautiful daughter was diagnosed with leukemia. I had taken her to the pediatrician for what seemed to be some breathing issues. I thought maybe she had allergies. I never imagined that we would end up the next day being admitted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on a whirlwind roller coaster ride that would last some 27 months. Over the course of those 2 plus years, Kristen Brooke endured extensive chemo via a port which was in her chest as well as spinal chemo that was administered sometimes monthly or quarterly. We spent over 30 nights in the hospital and missed an entire year of preschool. The protocol she was on also had her taking as many as 10 pills per night including steroids.

We watched our baby endure the most horrific things a parent could ever dream up, with such grace. She handled all the needles and medicines better than any adult ever could. We know that her strength came solely from God, and we are beyond grateful for what he has done in her life. That is why we will never stop fighting for every child out there who will be diagnosed with cancer of any kind. CURE does the most honorable work on the planet by helping to raise funds for research that will forever change the way young ones have to suffer with such a diagnosis. We believe that the families who came before ours did so much to save children like Kristen who came into this world of cancer many years later. Please help us so that this generation will be the last that has to go through such invasive treatments.

We look forward to the day when a diagnosis of any kind of cancer for a child will not be so catastrophic for an entire family. That day is within reach with your help. Please do not turn away.

Kristen finished treatment in June of 2009 and the port was removed. Her sweet little face represents the hope and determination it takes to beat this monster. We are blessed to call her our little conqueror!! That is something every family deserves including your own.

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 $30,000 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.

Donate to Kristen’s Fund 

Visit us online at www.curechildhoodcancer.org for more information.

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