The Truth 365 is a ground-breaking, grass-roots documentary film and social media campaign designed to give a voice to all children fighting cancer. Here, you can find a collection of quotes, videos, pictures, and other media relating to childhood cancer and its victims.
If you have the chance to send a card to this little boy, please do! I’ve actually been to Foxboro since it wasnt too far from school so maybe that’s why I felt he was so special. And plus, he’s a Red Sox fan :) he has inoperable brain cancer and all he wants for his birthday on Friday are cards. I’m sure belated cards would be just as special :) mine is going in the mail tomorrow, with some pixie dust of course!
5-year-old Danny Nickerson celebrates his birthday on July 25, and he’s hoping for lots of birthday cards to celebrate the occasion! Danny is fighting DIPG, an inoperable brain tumor. Because Danny’s cancer has no cure, the life expectancy after diagnosis is only 9-12 months (thought it can be longer).
In other words, the reality is that Danny may not get another birthday. Will you help him celebrate this one?
The Shaw family will be at CureFest! Thom, Lisa, Erin and Phoebe live in Ashburn, Va. and have become volunteers for The Truth 365. Lisa explains why CureFest is so important to her family:
In her interview with The Truth 365, Gabriella Miller said, “If I lose my battle, then I’m going to want other people to carry on with the war… they’re gonna win this war!” When I heard those words coming from that beautiful little girl, my life was forever changed. I knew that I had to help, in some way, to help win that war. Two weeks later, Gabriella passed away. Heaven’s gain was the world’s loss. From writing letters to Santa to making paper flowers, our family got involved and we began to learn the TRUTH about childhood cancer. Once you know the facts and see the faces of these incredible children, I don’t understand how anyone could look the other way. It is our honor to be able to come as a family to CureFest and do our part to help “win this war!” Won’t you join us?
Debra Scholler is coming to CureFest!! She wants to raise awareness that childhood cancer meds are “not only old, and designed for adults, but they are dangerous as well.” Agreed, Debra! Thanks for sharing your story!
"The day before Thanksgiving in 2013, we found out our 4 month little girl had cancer. She was diagnosed with stage 2 intermediate risk Neuroblastoma. Thankfully, the doctors at Children’s National were able to treat her, and after 4 rounds of chemo her tumor is 3% of its original size, and no longer malignant. (YAY!!! Really doesn’t cover it) However, the medicines needed to help her are not only old, and designed for adults, but they’re dangerous as well. We may me discovering side effects of her cure for the next 15 years. We need better for our kids! This is why we’re coming to CureFest!"
Michelle Dailey is coming to CureFest!! She contacted us back in June and offered to be a volunteer. Read her note and see how the loss of her friend lead her to a desire to raise awareness about childhood cancer. Thanks for your help, Mich…elle!
I am planning on attending (and hopefully volunteering for!) CureFest because I lost my high school friend, Nick Pantalone, to Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors in 2013. He was 19. The world lost one very bright young man that Palm Sunday, and those of us who knew him continue to feel the hole he left behind. Nick’s cancer had a 15% 5-year survival rate, which is unacceptably low. Since his passing, I’ve gotten really involved in the cancer community, including serving on a Relay for Life Committee, and the childhood cancer community specifically, including shaving my head for St. Baldrick’s. I just found out that this event was happening in my city (I just graduated from Georgetown) and knew I had to get involved immediately. The lack of funding and awareness for childhood cancers needs to be fixed and this sounds like a great plan to help do that.
Are you coming to CureFest this September? If so, please e-mail us a short note with your name, where you are from and why you are coming. (Up to 400 words) Also please send us a photo you would like us to post. You can e-mail the information to Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the note please confirm that we have permission to share your submission on social and traditional media. Thanks!
In this video, patients and staff at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s groove to Lady Antebellum’s “Compass” and show how they let their hearts be their compasses. Learn more at http://www.choc.org/cancer.
One year ago today on 7/16/13 at 11:22 a.m., we lost our friend Talia Castellano to childhood cancer. She was and still is one of the most inspirational and widely-recognized childhood cancer advocates in the world. We are honored to help continue Talia’s legacy though the interviews we did with her before she passed away. We miss Talia terribly and fight ever day in her honor.
Hey guys, this little angel lives in my area and just went through her first round of chemo without her mom by her side because she’s pregnant and can’t be around the radiation. This angel isn’t doing so well so I’m asking to please pray for her. Please reblog to spread this around to get more prayers from everybody. The power of prayer is amazing. Thanks.
We’re keeping this little angel in our thoughts and prayers.