November 30, 2012

Pediatric Cancer Research: Why More Must Be Done

In 1998, a pediatric brain tumor took the life of Ross and Mindy Deutsch’s little boy. Rory was only 7 years old. He had a heart of gold, and he loved his friends and his family.

Rory was the typical child. He loved to play video games and he loved science. His beautiful life was stolen from him all too soon by this horrific disease.  He is is the reason for the start of the Rory David Deutsch Foundation.  His memory is the driving force behind all that Ross and Mindy do. The fact that not much has changed in the area of research is the reason why the Deutsches persevere.

In 2010, of the $2.16 billion that was spent on cancer research, only $6 million of that was focused on pediatric cancer research and brain tumors. Although $6 million is a substantial amount of money, it’s not enough to find answers as quickly as we would like them to be found. The foundation is dedicated toward changing that.

It’s our goal to raise funds for more pediatric cancer research. It’s our goal to save lives of children just like Rory and other children who have a zest for life — kids who bring their own special doses of magic to their families. These children are precious and their lives are important.

It has been said that the pediatric brain stem tumor disease is an “orphan” ailment because there is very “little financial incentive for the private sector to make and market new medications to treat and prevent it.”  It’s our hope that you will join us in finding a way to eradicate this disease.

Working alone, it’s true, there is very little we can do to fight this killer that threatens and takes the lives of so many children each year. Together, we can make change. Together we can fight it, though it  will take time. But with determination and by remaining focused on our common goal, we will be successful.

For more information on how you can get involved, contact us today.


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