This is childhood cancer. These are the families your funding will support.
A SOCIAL MEDIA POST FROM JOHNNY’S DAD... 4 years ago today, September 15th, 2015, a Mass General Oncologist handed us our 6 month old baby back after an ultrasound with “your son has STAGE 4 Cancer”! I get chills writing this. It seems like yesterday and seems like 40 years ago all in the same moment.
Having been to hell and back a few times, on deaths door a couple times as well, I can sincerely tell you I wouldn’t wish 1/10th of this on the worst person on earth. I don’t want the parking garage computer at Dana Farber to read have an nice day Mr Morris and drive safely. I didn’t want to go to Michigan, New Jersey, Connecticut or New York. I didn’t want to see my precious baby get gutted from his waist to his chest and straight across his back. A brain tumor ripped out 2 weeks before Christmas. But oh well, it’s life they say! No one and I mean no one deserves this!
Thankfully on February 21, 2015 one of the most incredible human beings ever created was born. 4 1/2 years later we are still here Cancer. You picked the wrong Family. TRUST ME.
2 major tumor resections, 43 rounds of chemotherapy, 40 rounds of radiation. MIBG treatment, stem cell transplants, DFMO, 8h9 brain and spine antibody treatment. Sounds normal for a 4-year-old. 185 times under anesthesia. John is both legally blind and deaf. He does not talk or communicate. All thanks to cancer.
If you have a spare 30 seconds today before you go to bed, PLEASE pray for Johnny and every child suffering from cancer and any disability for that matter. No child should have to suffer. Thank you to our support system from the bottom of our hearts. We wouldn’t be able to get out of bed without you!!!!!!!