Before you comment “congratulations” please read this post.
None of these beautiful, precious, and brave children are with us physically anymore. They were cancer free at one point though.
The battle is not over after being declared cancer free. There is no “cure” for childhood cancer. 60% of children who survive suffer devastating late effects like secondary cancers. Many children relapse and their cancer comes back. Survival statistics are stupid. As long as you live 5 years after you are diagnosed you’re considered a survivor even if you still have cancer. How does that make any sense?! 1 in 3 children with cancer will die young because of the outdated and toxic treatments they received. This is devastating but there are still many, many adult survivors who live happy lives. There are about 420,000 childhood cancer survivors that live in the U.S. But despite that, protocols for many childhood cancers haven’t been updated since the 80s. A lot of relapsed cancers don’t even have a protocol. This is the harsh, awful, and sad reality of childhood cancer and yet so many people still overlook these children and ignore this problem. Hazel, Bella, and Mary Elizabeth were worth more than 4%
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Hello everyone! It’s Lindsey Pacios, the Founder and President of Team Cure. I started this blog to post some of my favorite articles I have written originally on Instagram onto our website! We also have some unique content on here you can’t find on our social media accounts. I hope you learn and get something out of this blog! Remember to go gold and share the facts about childhood cancer. Awareness leads to funding and that leads to a cure.
- Lindsey Pacios
Founder and President of Team Cure