September. It's over.
Childhood cancer is not rare. Hopefully this month is your proof. 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 all of us thank the families willing to open their hearts and share their battles in an effort to educate.
Tonight at 11pm, we plan on showing pictures of all thirty #MollysKids from this month. I'm putting it together now.
I'm also posting all links below. Feel free to share!
This month we took more action than any other previous year of 30 consecutive stories. I have boxes of get-well cards to deliver, quietly hooked various families up with charities in town who reached out, a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill is making teddy bears for some of these younger #MollysKids and if you read this morning's post, you know a Dream is about to come true for Ally Davis.
Those are just a few examples. It was Action all over the place.
September 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.
Thank you guys. This month was really important.