Many of you have followed our cancer journey with Arianna, and you can understand the reality of why we need funding for more research. If more advanced therapies were available, maybe it would be possible that Arianna would have more than one curative option, rather than a bone marrow transplant or nothing. Maybe medicines that were meant to help her, would not make her immunocompromised, which makes her very prone to infection and has resulted in septic shock numerous times. Maybe her graft verse host disease would be controlled better and she would have more than just 60 centimeters of functioning bowel.
Arianna has been through quite a lot in her 2 1/2 years, spending most of her life inpatient after her transplant. We have ridden the roller coaster that cancer forces you to ride. We've had our plummits, being told to prepare for hospice and that Arianna wouldn't make it; but we've also had our peaks, when we were able to watch Arianna learn how to walk again on two seperate occassions. Funding for more research and treatments could possibly prevent the roller coaster effect, and maybe even allow a smooth ride. No child should ever have to go through what Arianna has endured. Our children deserve better.
Why this is so important to our team:
Patients Need Us
Parents shouldn’t have to hear the words “your child has cancer.” However, 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they’re 20 years old.
Breakthroughs Are Upon Us
CHOP’s Center for Childhood Cancer Research is one of the most distinguished research programs in the nation.Every day, CHOP’s Cancer Center team is redefining what a cancer diagnosis means for a child. The center offers the most advanced therapies available anywhere in the world, including cutting-edge clinical trials that reprogram the body’s own immune system to fight cancer.
You Can Help Make an Immediate Impact Today
100% of every donation will help CHOP make important breakthroughs in understanding the causes of childhood cancer – and developing treatments that improve cure rates.
Thank you for your support!