Welcome to My CureSearch Walk Page ~ Hope for Sydney
Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer.
1 out of 8 children will not survive.
More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year.
60% of children who survive suffer devastating late effects such as secondary caners, muscular difficulties and infertility.
These are statistics that I had no clue about prior to March 5, 2013. But on that day everything changed. On that day, my daughter Sydney was diagnosed with Philadelphia-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL); a rare subtype of leukemia only present in 3% of children. On that day, Sydney became one of those statistics and my family and I became one of the 15,000 + families each year that hear the Earthshattering words, “Your child has cancer”.
What Sydney has gone through and is going through is “normal” to her, because she knows nothing else. At the age of 3 at initial diagnosis, Sydney was too young to remember what her life was like before she had cancer, before she had a life threatening infection due to the effects of the chemotherapy, before she had a colostomy, before she had to have monthly spinal taps, before she had to take ten daily medications. No child should have to go through this, yet alone consider it normal…
This is why I support CureSearch – for Sydney and the thousands of other children diagnosed with cancer each year. So that someday they may have the opportunity to have less toxic treatments and live long, happy, healthy, cancer-free, “normal” lives.
Many of you may be familiar with Sydney’s battle and many of you have generously supported, me, Joe, Addison and Sydney over the years. And for that we couldn’t be more grateful. But now, I am asking for your support again. Help me support CureSearch and their mission to support targeted and innovative children’s cancer research and clinical trials. CureSearch is working to change the odds of those children most at risk, like Sydney. Together we can make a difference.
Thank you for your support!
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