Terminal Cancer Is A Thief
Children are amazing human beings. Each day when they wake up, they’re so full of life. The promise of the new day lies before them. With no idea what that promise consists of, they just know that each day is a special adventure that gives them the opportunity to explore and learn.
Children have hearts of gold. They enjoy helping each other through difficult situations. They enjoy giving to each other and supporting each other. Many of them could teach adults a thing or two about unconditional love and what it means to be a friend.
When a child receives a terminal cancer diagnosis, it’s more than heartbreaking. That diagnosis is a thief, stealing away the child’s hopes and dreams. Children who once thrived on being able to run around a playground, laughing and playing games with their friends are reduced to having to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Although these pediatric cancer treatments are meant for good, they might or might not rid their bodies of the dreaded disease that threatens their lives. Both the children and their families have to live with that reality every day.
Ross and Mindy Deutsch’s son Rory taught them that every child is unique and special and deserves a chance to live. When he was taken from the Deutsches when he was 7 years old, Rory left a vacancy in their hearts that can never be filled again.
It’s the Deutsch’s goal to create a world where other families won’t have to suffer that type of loss.
That’s why they started the Rory David Deutsch Foundation. Rory’s death was a tragedy. The technology that is in place now to treat the type of pediatric brain cancer that killed him is not enough. In fact, the current brain cancer treatments aren’t much different from those that were available to Rory.
Change is in order, and terminal pediatric cancer has already consumed too many lives. Join with us in our fight against this disease. Together, we can give these children the hope and life they deserve. For more information on how you can get involved, contact us today.
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