A Reflection of You

supporting_smSeeing that today is Friday, we are once again going to take a break from sharing the story of Ryan’s Fight against Cancer to bring you another heart-wrenching poem written by his mother, Michelle.

We will be continuing with more of Ryan’s Story on Monday and later in the month we will bring you the story of another Little Fighter’s fight against cancer, so please come back regularly to see what all we have to share with you.

Remember, these “Onco Parents” and the Little Fighters Cancer Trust are sharing these stories, poems etc. with you throughout the month of September in order to create Childhood Cancer Awareness, so please share them far and wide with all your friends, contacts etc.


When the Japanese mend broken objects,
They aggrandise the damage by
Filling the cracks with gold;
They believe that when something’s
Suffered damage and has a history
It becomes more beautiful.
~Barbara Bloom ~





Today I was feeling blue
Until I saw a reflection of you.
Running and playing as all boys should do
No more walking on toes for you.

Lots and lots of hair
No more despair.
We even had time for a little chat
No more need for wearing a hat.

No more tubes
No more eating ice cubes.
No more mouth sores
No more staying indoors.

No more needles
Free as the eagles.
No more waiting in hospital rows
No more doors to close.

No more hospital drills.
No more meds and pills.
No more chemo
Always my hero.

No more tears
No more fears.
No more sticks and stones
No more broken bones.

No more infections
No more imperfections.
No more blood transfusion
No more confusion.

No more morphine
It’s not a dream.
Going through all this
I know you don’t miss.

You said be happy for me
I am now cancer and pain free.
One day I’ll see you again
Stay strong until then.

©Michelle Nel

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About LFCT

This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

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