The false awareness of childhood cancer

 

I had told you a little bit about Jonathan earlier.  But suggest those that do not know Jonathan and what he brings to the childhood cancer community generally, and to Max Cure Foundation specifically as our Executive Director, view the link below.  It is an article written by Jonathan that appeared in the Huffington Post earlier this month – September being Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. The article as of yesterday, 24 hours after it appeared, had received 5,500 likes.  I caution you, however, if you take the time to read the article, have a box of Kleenex by your side.  I just read the article and can tell you, without any degree of embarrassment, I cried, recalling the horror of the time in 2007 when David, Annemarie and I, with others, were told Max had cancer and recalling the countless days I spent at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center with Max and Annemarie as Max, from age 4 to 6, received his cancer treatments, seeing countless bald children playing in the playroom wondering which ones will die and which will survive.  Max, thankfully, is a survivor – he is now 14.  Alexis, Jonathan’s daughter, sadly, died at age 4 ½.  That is the story of childhood cancer – as described by Jonathan in the article below.

Richard Plotkin

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