September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 29, 2009 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Ward Wright. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Ward’s Fund.
Ward Wright’s Story:
What seemed to be a simple visit to our pediatrician for a tummy ache turned out to be the most devastating day of our lives. Our son, Ward, was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma at age three and a half. A million questions raced through our minds but the biggest one was “how?” We had always made such a great effort to preserve our son’s health. The only conclusion we could come to was that it was just bad luck. On April 22, 2009 we thought we were embarking on a hopeless journey. However, to our surprise, this “hopeless journey” actually proved to bring more strength and hope to our family than we had ever experienced. Our family grew closer, our faith grew stronger, and we learned how to offer support to others who were traveling a similar road.
We have been overwhelmed and amazed by the volume of people and organizations, such as CURE, that have a genuine desire to ease the burden of childhood cancer. From the first day we arrived at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta at Egleston we were surrounded by people who have a real passion for finding a cure for this disease. But it doesn’t stop there. Not only do they endorse cancer research but they support the individual needs of each family represented. Our family has been truly blessed by their presence.
Ward is approaching the end of chemotherapy and is scheduled for tandem bone marrow transplants, surgery, and radiation. His spirit has not been shaken in the least by this dreaded disease, nor has his faith in God’s healing power waivered. He has fallen in love with our new “cancer family” and is able to find enjoyment in each hospital visit.
Ward just celebrated his fourth birthday and continues to live each day to the fullest. He has taught our family and all who know him how to fully rely on God. Each day is a victory in this battle with cancer and Ward can’t wait for the day when he can proclaim to the world that he is cancer-free!
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 Ward’s Fund
Visit us online at www.curechildhoodcancer.org for more information.