I have always asked myself. What is worse than losing your parent as a child? I would have to say - losing your child as a parent.
• Every year in Australia more than 600 children are diagnosed with cancer
• Three Australian children die from cancer every week
• In Australia, the incidence of childhood cancer is static
• Cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in Australia
• Childhood cancer represents a significant number of life years lost, second only to breast cancer
Source: Children’s Cancer Institute Australia
Watching your child’s life flash before you as you anticipate the months you have left to spend with them. There will be no weekend soccer games and ballet rehearsals, no high school graduation, no wedding invitations. What you have is the time you know you have – which is not a lot. And then having to realize that once the grieving is over; life must still go on.
The Nelune foundation is a non-for-profit charity that supports children, adolescents, adults and their families to cope with the impact of cancer by providing emotional support care and post-operative medical aids that are not covered by government or private funding.
I am sharing this with you because a friend of mine is holding a partial fundraiser in aid of the Nelune Foundation, because this organization provided great assistance to a close friend who recently lost their ten-year-old daughter to a cancerous brain tumor.
Roaring ‘20’s Party at the Royal Auto Club on Sat 25th February. Proceeds go to Nelune’s Foundation. Details can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/roaringtwentiesparty?sk=info