Kids just shouldn’t get sick. Whether they are born with something or contract it later, it just isn’t fair. I should know as my sister was born with Cystic Fibrosis. While that wasn’t a curable disease (we lost her in 2004), it gives me hope that kids who have cancer often can AND DO overcome. It takes the support of many to help them Fight the Mighty Fight.
AuntieAnne’s has joined Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help kids. Yep! They have signed up to join the Mighty Fight! How are they doing that? They want to get the word out about these kids who don’t give up – even in the face of such great adversity. Kids like Antonio above. Here is his story:
It was the day after Thanksgiving when 7 year old Tony was diagnosed with brain cancer. He had surgery, but lost the ability to move his left side. However — he never lost his will to fight. He is now undergoing therapy and oncotherapy to help get his body moving once again. This is such a strong kid who has an amazingly positive and happy attitude, even in the face of such adversity. He is a fun boy who loves what other kids do — Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob and monster trucks.
Having a 7 year old boy who loves the same things made his story tug at my heartstrings. I look at my son and see that he is a perfectly healthy little boy and it makes me grateful, but at the same time, I can’t imagine what his family is going through. However, I have confidence that Tony is going to WIN his Mighty Fight!! He truly is a Mighty Hero in my book.
If you feel as strongly about helping kids fight cancer, there is something you can do. It is so simple! I see millions being raised during the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, so why can’t we do the same thing for this great cause too?
You can learn more about this cause and even make a donation by visiting Join The Mighty Fight! They’ve not even yet raised $1,000 (as of the time of this post). I know I have amazing readers who can save money every day — and perhaps you can pay it forward with some of your savings to donate to this great cause.
If you can’t donate this way, you could get your kids to help instead! Have them host their own Alex’s Lemonade Stand and then donate the proceeds to this cause. This is such an easy way to teach your kids about the importance of helping others, while they get to have fun! Make sure you take lots of pictures!!
Whatever you can do to help, I know it will be appreciated. There are so many amazing kids out there all fighting, just like Tony. However, they need financial help too. Imagine if it were your own child – I am sure you would want everyone to help.
Every penny counts. Every penny is appreciated.