"Childhood cancers make up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed each year. About 10,450 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2014. Childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades.
Because of major treatment advances in recent decades, more than 80% of children with cancer now survive 5 years or more (important to take note, that this means a child can be in remission for 5 years and then die!, this is where the “5 year survival rate” comes from. Those children who have been killed by this monster, most were once part of that 80%!) . Overall, this is a huge increase since the mid-1970s, when the 5-year survival rate was about 60%. Still, survival rates vary depending on the type of cancer and other factors. Survival rates for different cancer types are listed in the section, “Surviving childhood cancer.”
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children (after accidents). About 1,350 children younger than 15 years old are expected to die from cancer in 2014.” (x)
Day 17: A character from Disney you would like to see on the show
(for a full arc/half a season or full season)
↪ Princess Tiana
↪ 1x03 For the Triumph of Evil
"We couldn’t be happier"
The Cambridges [2013-2014]
If you have the chance to send a card to this little boy, please do! I’ve actually been to Foxboro since it wasnt too far from school so maybe that’s why I felt he was so special. And plus, he’s a Red Sox fan :) he has inoperable brain cancer and all he wants for his birthday on Friday are cards. I’m sure belated cards would be just as special :) mine is going in the mail tomorrow, with some pixie dust of course!
5-year-old Danny Nickerson celebrates his birthday on July 25, and he’s hoping for lots of birthday cards to celebrate the occasion! Danny is fighting DIPG, an inoperable brain tumor. Because Danny’s cancer has no cure, the life expectancy after diagnosis is only 9-12 months (thought it can be longer).
In other words, the reality is that Danny may not get another birthday. Will you help him celebrate this one?
any comments section of the ‘Dear White People’ movie promotion I find myself in I’m having to defend it from white boys already trying to shit on it. like peep all the white boys calling it trash on here and the movie aint even come out yet aside from the sundance showing that produced a lot of positive comments for the film. comments like “black whine”, “looks painful”, “Just by the photo looks as irritating as ever, won’t be seeing this.” (the photo being angry poc staring the viewer down).
so I think it’s a good indicator that this movie will definitely be a hit for poc if it already has white people uncomfortable and wishing it weren’t made.
That’s exactly what I look for in a movie! But don’t worry they’ll be able to feel good about themselves when Black and White comes out.
Isn’t that the same premise of Losing Isaiah (I hated that movie): white person being shown as “more responsible” than drug addicted black person and is therefore better capable of raising the child?
Losing Isaiah is one of my favorite movies and the premise is more about the rights of adoptive parents and biological parents of the child in terms of the law
This subject is dear and near to my heart given that I have been through the bullshit that is the foster care/adoption system many times with my own family and seen how it screws up children