Friday, 2 September 2011


September is Childhood Cancer awareness month!

My brave, little Amelia was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) on December 17, 2009.


Miss Millie is still fighting her cancer today 1.5 years later. The average treatment for a little girl with her type of cancer is 2.5 years, and 3.5 for boys.

Many of you know that PINK is the color for breast cancer, but you may not know that GOLD is the color of Childhood Cancer. Please wear it proudly this month and help get the word out. Changing your facebook profile picture is a good start. It does my mama heart good to see GOLD everywhere.

Every year childhood cancer kills more children than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies, AND pediatric AIDS...COMBINED!! On average, 7 children die from cancer each day. That means that this month alone 210 U.S. children will die from cancer.

We learned the hard way that this can happen to ANY child at ANY time, lets do all we can to help find the cause and cure for all the kids that are fighting for their life and for those that have lost their battle.

You can visit these sites for info or to donate towards childhood cancer research:

This video is of Millie and some of her Cancer Fighting Buddies. One of our friends made it for the CureSearch walk this year. Every child in it is from right here in Utah. Yes it's sad, but it is also beautiful, and full of HOPE. PLEASE WATCH IT! You can spot Miss Millie in there a few times.

To see the full screen click on "CureSearch", it will be on the top, left side of the clip when it starts playing.


Jesse C said...

You're going to have stop making me cry at work. I think my coworkers are starting to worry about me.

Andrew and Robyn said...

I Love Millie so stinking much. She gets me in trouble every week in primary because she is making me laugh so hard i'm disrupting singing time. I am grateful every sunday for the friendship Millie and I have created so quickly.

She is truly one of Heavenly Father's choice daughters.