What exactly IS Childhood Cancer Awareness about?
According to the South African Tumor Registry:
Childhood Cancer is responsible for more child deaths than HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis COMBINED.
In South Africa, less than a THIRD of the actual childhood cancer cases are reported.
This is for various reasons, foremost, children are misdiagnosed due to medical staff not being aware of the early warning signs of childhood cancer. This is not LFCT’s point of view, but findings published by the South African Tumor Registry.
There is very little attention given to Childhood Cancer in the media, in government, in schools and, by unaffected parents and family members.
IF a child is diagnosed early, then the chance of successful treatment and survival is up to 50% higher than in late diagnosis. In essence therefore, with increased awareness, which will lead to earlier diagnosis, we can save lives. Many lives.
Please share this post and start your own, personal Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign. We all know children, have children and come in contact with children.
They are not able to speak for themselves. Be the voice, be the driving force, be their Hope.
September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Is this enough? No. Make Childhood Cancer Awareness a daily priority in your life. No child is safe.
This video shows the ugly side of pediatric cancer, and just a glimpse into the world of it. Pediatric cancer is not a fun, happy place. It is filled with grief, tears, anger, and great pain for both the child with cancer and his/her family and loved ones.
Paediatric cancer is a killer.
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Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation started by two individuals who saw the need… We started this trust for cancer babies and their families to give relief to their financial difficulties. We are trying to raise money to help these families. Some of the parents lost their jobs and business because of the medical bills and because they want to give their children the best medical care. These people need petrol money, food, clothes and money for Hospital and Dr bills. From here the Trust has grown to support hundreds of Little Fighters and their families. The Trust volunteers it’s services to any child diagnosed with CANCER and have actively extended our resources to families nationally.
Some of what we aim to assist families with are the following: * Transporting Little Fighters and their families back and forth from hospitals. For many the traveling costs are crippling so we take care of this aspect for the families. * Offering assistance with paying the ever mounting medical expenses these families accrue. Every parent want the best medical care for their child under these circumstances, but medical care is hugely expensive and the majority of our Little Fighter’s families cannot afford medical insurances. * Donations of food, clothing, medical equipment and anything else to alleviate the financial burden of the families. * We organize special outings for Little Fighters and their families when they are able to travel so that they can have a semblance of normality and some fun and laughter. * We organize Prayer and Healing groups whenever one of the Little Fighters in our network has special need for such support or there is a sudden medical crisis.
Donations are needed to fund the medical expenses, food, clothing, medications and other goods given to the little fighters and their families: Little Fighters Cancer Organization FNB Paarl Mall Account nr: 62277783249 Branch code: 250057 Swift code for international donations: FIRNZAJJ Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010 NPO NUMBER: 089 376
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