The Greatest Gift is Hope
September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and once again the Little Fighters Cancer Trust is hard at work sharing everything we can regarding Childhood Cancer and trying to raise Childhood Cancer Awareness by sharing information and Personal Stories with you.
Today we are sharing a poem of encouragement to others going through tough times, written by Reece Barends’ mother, Ashleigh Barends aka da mamma.
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to sincerely thank all our Onco Parents that have shared with us in the hope that their stories can help other parents who have children that are ill but are not sure what the problem is, and to raise Childhood Cancer Awareness so that earlier diagnosis can be done.
We will continue to publish more poems and stories by Onco Parents throughout this month as we work hard to bring Childhood Cancer to the fore and spread Childhood Cancer Awareness – all in the effort to inform and educate other parents to the ravages of Childhood Cancer and to remind everyone that
The Best Defence against Childhood Cancer is Awareness and Early Diagnosis
“When all is said and done,
The moon will rise again and so will the sun
The greatest gift we have is hope,
If we believe, then the universe will give us the tools we need to cope
When life is hard and feels rough, believe in yourself
And you will find the energy to become tough,
Even when it’s hard to see the reason why,
Keep your spirits high and don’t let your faith die
Take it from someone who has faced hell,
You will rise again and have the strength to ring that bell
Please don’t ever give up the fight,
If you reach out, someone will be there to show you the light
You are loved more than you can ever imagine,
Chin up, keep the faith and you will slay your dragon.”
©Ashleigh Barends ~June 18th 2014
Posted on 21 September, 2016, in Blog, Onco Parents and tagged Child Cancer Awareness, Childhood Cancer Awareness, Children with Cancer, Little Fighters, Little Fighters Cancer Trust, Neuroblastoma, paediatric cancer, Pediatric cancer, pediatric cancer awareness, Reece, south africa. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.