A Message From Cadin's Cure: Our New Normal
Hello to all,
I write this as I sit here on another Tuesday, like most, wondering how we can move on from where we currently are? Is it possible that how things are now is how things will be in our new normal? I do know this, cancer has not stopped seeking to destroy every single young life it can, and it will not stop anytime soon. I also know that we all now have a small taste of what life is like for over 15,000 new families every year. Most of us are out every single day doing all of the many things we do while these families are quarantined at home afraid that any public appearance could result in catching something that could be life threatening. Some of us are currently at home quarantined struggling to fight the effects of this new pathogen, too tired to even move, just like the thousands of kids who will experience chemotherapy this year. Many have lost their job, or seen their hours cut, left to wonder like the parents of a sick child, how will the mounting bills get paid? Cadin’s Cure stands with you! Yes, we are a non-profit for those children who face the battle with cancer, but we are human too just like everyone else! We have family, we have the worries, we get scared too, but I am hoping that when we rise out of this uncertainty we are currently facing, we rise together, stronger then ever before. Maybe there is room in our new normal to have more concern, more compassion, maybe even stay at a slower pace so we can actually acknowledge everything around us like we have been forced to do for the last 2 months almost. I hope that you and your family will be safe during all of this, and I hope that when this pandemic is gone, you will join us in fighting the pandemic that has been going on for a long time now for far too many families. The pandemic we are trying to fight with these families unfortunately is a pandemic that is only recognized usually by those directly affected by it. Now that we all are seeing what daily life is like for these children, let providing hope for these families be a new small part of your new normal!
Cancer remains the number ONE cause of death by disease in children regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity. The total number of diagnosed cases annually has not declined in close to 20 years. The average age of diagnoses in children is six