I have just finished reading a few articles on a young cancer patient who got his angel wings on New Year’s Day, and I am ANGRY!!!
I am ANGRY that young Junaid Arendse from Mitchells Plain, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma in 2014 passed away at the tender young age of 8, even though he outlived his doctor’s predictions – in June 2015 the doctors gave him 3 months to live.
I am ANGRY that one of our Little Fighters passed away on 12 January before we even had time to register him and offer any help.
I am ANGRY that two more families have to deal with the loss of a young child to a disease that is devastating in so many ways.
I am ANGRY that in other countries the childhood cancer survival rate is between 65% and 98% yet in South Africa the overall survival was calculated to be a mere 52.1%.
I am ANGRY that here at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust, we are not strangers to death from Childhood Cancer… we see it too often every year!
“Child loss is not an event;
It is an indescribable journey of survival”
~ Author Unknown ~
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust functions with a tiny full-time team of 4 and works Nationally with the help of various Volunteers, Ambassadors, Representatives, and some wonderful Corporates too, without whom we could literally not function and do everything that we do.
These are the people who work in the background and about whom most of you do not know, or if you do even know that they exist, have absolutely no idea of exactly how integral they are to the continued existence and functioning of LFCT ~ These are the individuals that are the backbone of an organisation like ours…
We think that it is time that we change this fact, so we will be running a series of articles over the next little while that highlights these integral members of Team LFCT.