The Ugly Truth of Childhood Cancer


What do you think about when you think about Childhood Cancer (if you think about it at all that is)?

As part of our September Childhood Cancer Awareness campaign, we will bring you as much information regarding Childhood Cancer as we can, and this includes the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Childhood Cancer is devastating, and it is robbing the world of its beautiful young souls all too often and all too soon…

In today’s post we want to bring you some visuals so that you can SEE what this devastating disease does to Children with Cancer and their families…

Every day the Little Fighters Cancer Trust deals with the pain, the emotional distress, the absolute terror, and the utter helplessness of those families who have been told that their child has cancer.

Every day we try our best to help those families; helping them with transport to and from the hospital or clinic, prepaid electricity, accommodation, cellphone airtime so that they can stay in touch with their family/doctors/clinics etc. or food parcels so that they can eat, plus much more…

 

The above video shows the ugly side of pediatric cancer, and just a glimpse into the world of it. Pediatric cancer is not a fun, happy place. It is filled with grief, tears, anger, and great pain for both the child with cancer and his/her family and loved ones.

 

What YOU Can do to Help

We often hear people say, “I wish I could do something to help!” Well, you can do many things to help:

Spread Awareness – Many Children with Cancer die because they are diagnosed too late – spread awareness of Childhood Cancer Early Warning Signs

Volunteer – Please see our Volunteer Pages for ideas

Donate Financially – You can donate financially towards petrol, medical bills and medical equipment, either as a once-off or via a monthly debit order

Donate NEW Goods – LFCT is always in need of the following:

  • Children’s clothing, sizes 3 months to 14 years
  • Nappies (size 4) and Sanitary Wipes
  • Toiletries & Personal Hygiene Products
  • Non – Perishable Foods
  • Cleaning Products
  • Toys & Puzzles
  • Juices, Chips & Sweeties
  • Blankets and other Bedding
  • Any products and articles that we can use for auctioning to the public as a way to generate funding

Donate USED Goods – These will be sold at our Pre-Loved Charity Shop and the income used to help our Little Fighters & their Families

Support our Projects – Apart from the daily support, LFCT runs various Projects at different times of the year every year

Check our Wishlist Page for lists of what we always need for our daily support as well as for our Projects

 

Childhood Cancer is Killing our Children – Do your bit to help!

 

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Thank You! 

 

 

About LFCT

CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit Childhood Cancer support 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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