Natalie Grace is 3 years old and was diagnosed with high-risk ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) in August of 2012. Her mother is running a fundraiser for CureSearch, a mail in donation drive, that has so far raised nearly $6000.
While all childhood cancer is deadly, ALL is one of the most common and most treatable childhood cancers. In this, Natalie and her family are blessed to know that her cancer will be gone, hopefully, in November of 2014. These treatments weren't available 20 or 30 years ago, but are now due to years of research and drug development. Back then, like many childhood cancer today still are, chances of survival were slim. We must continue to push, so that all families have the knowledge that their child has a very good chance of living a full life after being cured of their cancer.
Despite chemotherapy, IV pokes, radiation, blood draws, imaging scans and hospital stays, many young children stay incredibly positive during their treatment, even when on the brink of death. They are happy, continuing on with their lives as they undergo treatment. Here is a picture from Natalie's mother of Natalie cleaning her "patient's" tubing with alcohol wipes.
Visit Natalie's facebook site here.
To donate to Natalie's donation drive, send money to:
P.O. Box 4064
Middletown, NJ 07748
c/o Andrea Gorsegner of Infinite Love for Natalie Grace