CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - September.
Hopefully this month is proof that childhood cancer is not rare.
What's rare is it being given this much attention.
Maybe you've read the posts and cried, maybe laughed, maybe rejoiced. The trick is to remember. These pictures are real. Every child here is in our community. Every family is one of our neighbors. Every story and fact and chemo treatment and diagnosis and moment of remission is something that actually happened. Every plea from a parent asking for more research and funding and dear God a cure... all of that comes from a place of life knowledge they've been unlucky enough to live.
I thank you, truly, for reading these stories.
Think it's safe to say we all thank the families willing to open their hearts and share their battles in an effort to educate.
Tonight at 11pm, we'll be showing pictures of all thirty #MollysKids from this month. I'm putting the story together now.
I'm also posting all links below. Feel free to share!
September - Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month - might be over, but I'll still be writing about new #MollysKids and keeping up with those we already follow. Not a post every morning, but definitely whenever it's needed. A calendar page flip doesn't stop anything. Cancer rages on.
So will we.
Sept 1 – Harlan Sullins, Catawba (SC)
Sept 2 – Ava Reece, Kannapolis
Sept 3 – Wesley Gilland, Clover
Sept 4 – Caleya Holland, Belmont
Sept 5 – Sam Rosebrock, Morganton
Sept 6 – Zach Ramsey, Charlotte
Sept 7 – Kate Zidanic, Waxhaw
Sept 8 – Jake Leatherman, Hickory
Sept 9 – Drew Slocum, Charlotte
Sept 10 – Isabella Santos, Charlotte
Sept 11 – Torie Costa, Charlotte
Sept 12 – BreeLee Elliotte, Lancaster
Sept 13 – Mitchell Mathis, Hickory
Sept 14 – Noah Lookadoo, Conover
Sept 15 – Leah Anderson, Kannapolis
Sept 16 – Trevor Lail, Newton (Bandys)
Sept 17 – Ashley Wagner, Catawba (NC)
Sept 18 – Cole Frye, Terrell, NC
Sept 19 – Hayley Shumate, Newton
Sept 20 -- Owen Plasman, Florence
Sept 21 – Lyndsay Templeton, Raleigh
Sept 22 – Addison Bridges, Wilkesboro
Sept 23 – Matthew Hobbs, Charlotte
Sept 24 – Emily Miller, Charlotte
Sept 25 – Allison Hodge, Granite Falls
Sept 26 – Ashley Burnette, Raleigh
Sept 27 – Kaleigh Gullatte, Shelby
Sept 28 – Grace Haynes, Huntersville
Sept 29 – Madison Graham, Huntersville
Sept 30 – Sarah Fruendt, Charlotte