September, childhood cancer awareness month.

I have come to know Tric, as a blogging friend, over the last few years and feel honoured to have been introduced by her to her young friend, Daniel, who died from leukemia at the tender age of 13.
Tric is one of those people who epitomises, ‘actions speak louder than words,’ and I hope that you will read her post about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and do whatever YOU can to bring it to public attention. As you will see from Tric’s posts about young Daniel’s life, illness, death and the enormous impact he made on people during his short time, we owe it to his memory to press for as much research as is humanly possible into childhood cancer so that other kids and their families and friends will be spared the suffering that the loss of a child to cancer inevitably brings.

My thoughts on a page.

Unless you have experienced it no one can imagine what it must be like to lose a child, or to watch them suffer.

danielThere are days when I remember with a smile, young Daniel (13) my friend’s son, and some of his more mischievous moments, then there are other days, when despite dannymy best efforts, I remember the nightmare his parents faced as they had to break the news to him that he had cancer. In the following weeks and months we watched him lose his hair and suffer pain we rarely speak of. During that time Daniel was braver than I could ever be.

Knowing your child has cancer and may die must be impossible to believe. Without having any time to absorb that news the child and it’s parents are whisked away from the life they knew, to a life where treatment so toxic it can kill, is…

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Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

13 thoughts on “September, childhood cancer awareness month.”

    1. Hi Inese, many thanks for writing and I think it’s important to highlight that many children, unlike Daniel, are fortunate to be able to recover from childhood cancers. Let’s hope this becomes more and more the way it can be with more research into preventative/curative treatments.
      P.S. Congrats on the arrival of your new grandchild. I hope mother and babe are doing well.

      1. Because of my friend’s two years long battle I got to know many families going through the same trials. Not all of them were fortunate. It is the worst that can happen in a family. Thank you again for sharing!

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