by Sherrie Wells
…Did You Know???
Did You Know, Brady would have been two years old on August 21, 2010. This is the date that Michael has chosen to write his final journal entry. After August 21st, all news and events will be posted on www.HugsForBrady.org. We will be doing many fundraisers and we will need the help of volunteers in order to make them successful. If you think that you want to make a difference to beat the beast of pediatric cancer, please, join us. Here are just some of the ways in which you can help;
Blood and Platelet donations. If you are able to donate, please do. Literally, you will be saving a life. Did You Know that Brady’s last three platelet transfusions came all the way from Oklahoma City, almost 1,500 miles away? Volunteers are able to donate platelets every three days. Did You Know that NJ often has a shortage of blood products because the shelf life is so short? That is why it is critical to donate on a regular basis.
Keep pediatric cancer in the limelight. Please spread the word about this awful disease to anyone and everyone that will listen, especially the government. We need to find a cure by doing more research. Did You Know that only 3% of government funding for cancer research has been earmarked for pediatric cancer? I think our children are worth more than that and 3% is just not an acceptable percentage.
Fundraisers. Did You Know that all of the fundraisers to date for the Hugs For Brady Foundation have been created and carried out by people in the local community, just like you! No fundraiser is too small and no volunteer is too young (as children want to be a part of the excitement too) and no fundraiser is too big (for those of you with corporate connections)! Everyone has talents and gifts, just let us know how you think you may be able to help. The Hugs For Brady volunteers have told me that this has fostered a sense of community and has created purpose and a meaningful dimension in their lives.
If you would like to be contacted about becoming a part of our Hugs For Brady family of volunteers please contact us at [link removed] In the comment section please write VOLUNTEER and let us know what you may be interested in doing to help CURE pediatric cancer.
Did You Know, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure started in 1982 by her sister (just one person) and is now the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists raising more than $1.5 billion. Yes, one person can make a difference, Did You Know…
“8 Years Later—Still No Cure for Pediatric Cancer” is a series of posts revisiting the journal kept by Sherrie and Michael Wells during the cancer diagnosis and treatment of their son, Brady Michael. Hopefully these entires will provide an understanding of the journey families face when dealing with these horrific diseases and of the important work the Hugs for Brady Foundation does.