An Informative Infographic c/o St. Baldrick’s

Robot Boy & The Intrusive Interloper

September is the month designated for Childhood Cancer Awareness, but for the patients and their parents, it isn’t confined to a month. It is a lifetime.

This is a very informative infographic from St. Baldrick’s Foundation concerning childhood cancer stats, money allocated by the government (very little) to the cause, and where your donations may go when you donate to a cancer foundation.

I also urge you to click the graphic to visit St. Baldrick’s website. Thank you.

St. Baldrick's Foundation – About Childhood Cancer

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Robot Boy & The Intrusive Interloper

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RB had a fever yesterday and we had to return to the ER at CHNOLA. Everything seems fine, but he’s being treated with antibiotics for safety reasons since some bacteria came back in his tracheostomy. It’s a bacteria he’s been colonized with and will always be there. His oncology team advised us that next time he has a fever, we won’t have to come to the ER. He can be treated for an illness by his regular pediatrician as he is no longer a cancer patient. After his next scan (which is this month) they are going to schedule a surgery to remove his port. All of his counts are normal and he is completely recovered from the chemo and radiation.

Although he has a lot of physical disabilities still (many of which he is overcoming slowly, and with therapy;some from which he will never recover). Things are by no…

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The Ronan Thompson Foundation

The Ronan Thompson Foundation.

Please visit the link and learn more about the foundation and how to help. My readers should know by now our number one priority is Robot Boy and helping to find a way to end childhood cancer. It is the least funded of all cancers, and it is the #1 death from disease for kids. Please help by donating or simply by sharing and helping to inform others. I thank you.

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Robot Boy & The Intrusive Interloper

I’d like to share something. With baby  product king Johnson & Johnson in the news over the last couple of years regarding potential cancer causing chemicals in their products (Related articles: Cancer-Causing Agent Found in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo Has Cancer-Causing Chemicals, Group Says, FAQ: Johnson & Johnson’s Announcement to Remove Cancer Causing Chemicals), there is a lot of warranted apprehension and concern by parents about their babies’ safety.

Now, while the likelihood that any baby would develop cancer by the trace amounts of chemicals in these products is low, no parent wants to, or should, expose his/her child to carcinogens. Many of us avoid smoking areas with our kids (I don’t even allow smokers to touch my baby unless their hands are washed post cigarette, and I don’t like my child to be exposed to the carcinogens left in their clothing…

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It is with honor that I reblog the following. Deb at The Monster in Your Closet  has allowed me to be a part of her FTIAT (For This I Am Thankful) guest blogger series. She’s allowing me to share my poem October Son as part of this project, and for this and many other things, I am thankful.

 

 

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