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.
There’s a very special little girl in my life named Brooke Hester. I often refer to her as “Little Brooke” and she calls me Big Brooke :’) I’m sure you’ve seen her around on tumblr in pictures with Taylor. (If not, you can check my tag for her here.) She is currently fighting stage 4 Neuroblastoma and has been for a few years now. When she first started losing her hair, Brooke and her mom started making flower headbands to help her feel pretty. From there, an organization called “Brooke’s Blossoms" was created. This project gives handmade headbands to kids who have lost their hair during treatment. It’s a non profit organization that relies heavily on the big hearts of volunteers and people who donate money and supplies. That being said, Brooke’s 7th birthday is coming up and instead of presents she’s asking for donations to help keep her organization going. Her goal amount is $7,777 in honor of her turning 7. This little girl is my heart. She’s one of the most selfless, beautiful, caring, thoughtful, spunky people on this entire planet and I mean that wholeheartedly. I have learned so much from her, even at her young age. If you can help in any way, whether it’s by actually donating or just spreading the word, it would mean so much. If you’re in a position to do so, you can donate here. Please and thank you <3
Special thanks to 11-year-old Tillie Glatz for being a part of our Dancers vs. Cancer childhood cancer awareness campaign. On Sunday morning we arrived at the Jefferson Memorial at 6 a.m. in order to catch the best sunlight. Tillie trains at Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC and Studio Bleu Dance Center in Ashburn, VA.
Tillie is an amazing dancer but we are most impressed by her heart. She cares about all children and especially wants to make a difference for kids fighting cancer. We are grateful that she is willing to take a stand against pediatric cancer.
Tillie joins Bella Hoffheins, Gabi Shull and several other dancers who are committed to helping raise childhood cancer awareness through dance. These dancers, their parents and their studio directors are all wonderful advocates for children with cancer.
"Nine months today… It’s strange as that timeframe keeps bringing thoughts back to how long a Mommy carries her little one inside her, developing that bond with great anticipation for the arrival of the new little soul. So today is kind of the opposite of that."
Desiree Castellano on the 9-month anniversary of Talia’s death
As Delaney wraps up her trip to Washington, DC we would like to thank her and her family for being a voice for children fighting cancer. We interviewed Delaney this morning and she did a great job expressing herself. We are so thankful that she has agreed to help us make childhood cancer a national priority.
In this photo from left to right are three childhood cancer warriors, Taylor Love Delaney Clements and Tara Sankner. Ironically all three girls have made international news in the past 4 years. Taylor was featured on CNN and all the networks for “Love Notes for Taylor.” Delaney was recently featured for the head shaving controversy at a private school and Tara was featured for the Princess Tara flash mob by organized by Stillbrave last year.
This is a video I made of clips from a benefit that was held on Saturday (April 12, 2014) for my family to help pay for my little brother’s medical bills. Caleb has spent the past 2 years battling cancer for the second time in his life and the support of the community has been incredible. One of the things my family most wants to do is raise more awareness for childhood cancer. If you could please, please share this video (I’m looking at you mutuals) I’d really appreciate it and it would be a great start to show what kind of support and love we should be offering. :)
DC to DC! The Truth 365 welcomes Delaney Clements to Washington, DC. As you may recall Delaney was on the national news a few weeks ago when her friend was banned from school after shaving her head in honor of Delaney. Barbara from Mickey’s Way Foundation was upset that the news media focused on the controversy instead of Delaney and her cancer journey. We invited Delaney to come to Washington so that her voice could be heard. Tonight at 8 PM ET Delaney will host a live chat on The Truth 365 Facebook page and you are invited to ask her any questions about her or her cancer journey. Please check back at 8! Thanks!
Many of you remember Joshua Chambers as the little boy who sang “Brave” with Sara Bareilles. Here’s an important update from his family: The city of Orlando is on board!!! Yeah this has happened!!! We emailed the mayor of Orlando, Buddy Dyer asking for Orlando to proclaim September as Cancer Awareness Month and they did! They even mentioned Joshua in the proclamation!!