What do you think about when you think about Childhood Cancer (if you think about it at all that is)?
Childhood Cancer is ugly, it is devastating, and it is robbing the world of its beautiful young souls all too often and all too soon…
In today’s post we want to bring you some visuals to give you some idea what Childhood Cancer is all about, because unless people SEE what this devastating disease does to Children with Cancer and their families, it is easy to discount…
Every day the Little Fighters Cancer Trust deals with the pain, the emotional distress, the absolute terror, and the utter helplessness of those families who have been told that their child has cancer.
Every day we try our best to help those families; be it through helping them with transport to and from the hospital or clinic, prepaid electricity, accommodation, cellphone airtime so that they can stay in touch with their family/doctors/clinics etc. or food parcels so that they can eat. Clothing, bedding, special hygiene products, nutritional shakes, special medical equipment, a room makeover so that the child with cancer does not have to sleep in a room that is draughty and damp – whatever we can do we will do (and much more besides)!
The above video shows the ugly side of pediatric cancer, and just a glimpse into the world of it. Pediatric cancer is not a fun, happy place. It is filled with grief, tears, anger, and great pain for both the child with cancer and his/her family and loved ones.
What YOU Can do to Help
We often hear people say, “I wish I could do something to help!” Well, you can do many things to help:
Spread Awareness – Many Children with Cancer dies because they are diagnosed too late – spread awareness of Childhood Cancer Early Warning Signs
Volunteer – Please see our Volunteer Pages for ideas
Donate Financially – You can donate financially towards petrol, medical bills and medical equipment, either as a once-off or via a monthly debit order
Donate NEW Goods – LFCT is always in need of the following:
- Children’s clothing, sizes 3 months to 14 years
- Non – perishable foods
- Blankets and other bedding
- Any products and articles that we can use for auctioning to the public as a way to generate funding
Donate USED Goods – These will be sold at our Pre-Loved Charity Shoppe and the income used to help our Little Fighters & their Families
Support our Projects – Apart from the daily support, LFCT runs various Projects at different times the year every year
Check our Wishlist Page for lists of what we always need for our daily support as well as for our Projects
Child Cancer is Killing our Children – Do your bit to help!