Not Your Average Facebook Posts: Creating Communities and Inspiring Action
Read a new Huffington Post piece by Executive Director Jenny Mosier, on her family’s experience connecting with others in the DIPG community. She discusses the impact of the stories shared by childhood cancer families in creating new connections and inspiring action to make a difference, as well as the need for a broad coalition to fight DIPG and all childhood cancer.
“I do not know which family is next going to walk into a hospital with their young child who has always been healthy but recently displayed unusual symptoms, and then walk out forever broken. But, I do know that it will happen to some family. Indeed, it will happen to too many families. We all should feel connected, concerned, and driven to make a difference on childhood cancer — the leading cause of disease death for children — because any family’s life can change overnight as ours did. Though we have now seen the end of childhood cancer awareness month, we need the help and commitment by those not yet personally impacted all year long. We must work together because no parent wants to be the one who is one day wondering why more progress had not been made to give your child a chance of survival.”