As a mother of a chronically ill child, having the best pediatric care close to home is so important. My daughter Harper was born with a congenital birth defect of the trachea and lungs, which also led to other delayed developments and health complications. If it wasn’t for the generous donations to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Harper would not have been able to receive the treatment and care necessary to help her continue to thrive, while also living with a chronic illness. Please donate! Every penny counts for kids like Harper!
At 18 months Bodhi was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, immediately our life changed forever, we went from living a normal life at home to seeing the inside of a hospital room for several months. Bodhi also has Down syndrome - which is what likely caused his cancer as they are the same genetic mutation.
We quickly found out that research for childhood cancer was limited and we had no choice but to join a clinical trial for treatment, with only the hopes that these experimental treatments would work! No parent should have to make a decision like this based on “it’s really the only option”! Join us to make a change, children are depending on it!
Ava Bright Lee was just five years old when persistent fevers revealed the diagnosis of a rare leukemia called Biphenotypic leukemia.
Unfortunately, the cancer was too aggressive and we were sent home on hospice. However, we tried for one last round of chemo in Wisconsin. The last three months of her life were both beautiful and brutal. She fought for every single day she was given and finally decided to choose to be home over returning to the hospital for treatment. We said goodbye to her on January 1st, 2017, one minute into the new year and we were forever changed. We will miss her forever and remember her always.
As a humbled father the need to Increase federal funding for childhood cancer research. We need to fund safer means of treatment, faster ways to diagnose and the possibility of a cure. My child’s story as I show the reality of not just childhood cancer but chemotherapy. What if it was your child?
A grieving mother desperate for change. Desperate for increased funding, for better treatment options. Desperate for a cure. My daughter Jocelyn, battled AT/RT brain cancer for 2.5 years. Ultimately, we ran out of treatment options and she lost her life at only 3 years old. One more family losing a child to cancer is one too many. “It could never happen to my child” ..until it does. Don’t turn a blind eye. Join the fight against Childhood Cancer TODAY. Do it for those still fighting, do it for those we’ve lost. Do it for Jocelyn.