September 20, 2017 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 20, 2017 13:03:33 September 20, 2017 13:03:33

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, over 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer in Canada alone. Right now, 10,000 kids across Canada are battling cancer with another 21,000 survivors still living with its long-term effects. The numbers are even higher around the world.

There are numerous Cancer agencies throughout North America and a quick Google search will link you to one in your area.  But we wanted to take a moment of your time this morning to share a story about one particular fighter named Hunter as described by long time reader and Hunter’s aunt Patty. 

Hunter was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour (DIPG – Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) just before his 6th birthday. In the United States, DIPG is treated with radiation but in the last 30 years, no other treatments have been shown to extend a child’s life beyond a year or two. But in February 2017, a team of doctors in Mexico began a groundbreaking treatment and since then, Hunter’s tumour has shrunk by over 60%.

Obviously these results are super encouraging. And Hunter’s family hopes to continue them through the year and into 2018. But the costs are overwhelming and not covered by insurance. Each combined treatment in Mexico requires $33,000.

Please click here and here to learn more about Hunter’s situation. If you are able to help, please give through GoFundMe here.

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