September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 22, 2009 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Cora Garola. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Cora’s Fund.
Cora Garola’s Story:
In November of 2008 after frequent ear infections, low grade fever, and extreme grumpiness two year old Cora was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). Upon diagnosis she was admitted to the hospital where she received a bone marrow biopsy that concluded that 90% of her bone marrow was affected by the cancer. ALL attacks the bodies white blood cells. The cancerous cells reproduce so rapidly that they “crowd out” normal cells and the body cannot properly perform it’s functions. Because this disease is fast acting Cora began chemotheraphy two days after admission to the hospital. After just 14 days of treatment she was declared “in remission!” This was a tremendous blessing and the doctors seemed to think that early response was a sign of a great prognosis. Even after reaching remission status quickly Cora’s treatment protocol called for 2 1/2 years of chemotherapy treatments. To date, Cora has had over 10 blood and platelet transfusions, multiple bone marrow aspirations, lumbar punctures, and more pricks and shots than most people will have in a lifetime. The treatment is extreme and has put her little body through so much. Without the love, support, and prayers of our family and friends we probably would have given up long ago!
Cora is truly our little hero and we realize how blessed we are that she is doing so well. We realize that Childhood cancers affect many children throughout the world and that many of these kids are not as lucky as Cora. We credit her successful treatment to lots of prayers, fabulous doctors, and the many people that have gone before us fine tuning and funding cancer treatment. September is Childhood Cancer awareness month and we really want to do our part to get the word out about how successful treatment is. The cure rate for ALL is now 89% for childhood cancer patients diagnosed between the ages of 2 and 9 years of age. We are so close to curing Childhood cancer completely and sparing these little ones of this nasty disease. Please help us support CURE by giving even $5.00 to reach our $1000 goal for the month of September. We chose to raise money for CURE because their money is specifically donated to CHILDHOOD CANCER research where many organizations only give a small portion to childhood cancer. Thanks so much for supporting CURE in honor of Cora.
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.
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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.
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Visit us online at www.curechildhoodcancer.org for more information.