We may have had to say goodbye to her left foot, but she’s still here with us

“I always knew it’s important to smile and remember the good times, but I never really consciously did it. Cancer made us much more aware of life. You start filling your memory bank with good memories and you just live off that later, because when you’re watching the doctor drawing an arrow from your daughter’s left knee down to her foot, you have nothing else to hold on to. You take one minute at a time, sometimes just one breath at a time. I remember so vividly, she was so brave, sitting up in the bed. She wasn’t going into surgery lying down… I watched my daughter take her first steps two times; both of those days will be forever imprinted in my mind. We may have had to say goodbye to her left foot, but she’s still here with us on a journey to creating more good times for our memory bank.”

This story was highlighted by the Childhood Cancer Foundation.  (1/7) #LetsDoThisTogether
Humans of Dublin partnered up with Childhood Cancer Foundation, a volunteer parent led charity founded by families of children with cancer.  The charity aims to raise awareness of the devastating impact childhood cancer has on the families.  CCF tries to ease the burden on children in treatment for cancer by funding services at St John’s Ward at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin where 1200 children affected by cancer are treated each year. The charity also advocates for these children and families and supports education and research projects concerning childhood cancer. For more information see www.childhoodcancer.ie

You can also follow CCF on Lightitupgold Childhood Cancer Foundation

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