Heres some info from the site about the disease. We also have a wod planned in honor of little Wade on November 17.
Thanks guys. WADE’S WINGSWHERE HOPE TAKES FLIGHTSUPPORTING FAMLIES, PROVIDING FUNDING AND RAISING AWARENESS FOR NEUROBLASTOMA.NEVER HEARD OF NEUROBLASTOMA?Wade’s Wings first mission is to change that.Cancer is a word everyone knows, and a word no one wants to hear. Certain cancers are common household names. Most people have heard of leukemia, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. Neuroblastoma, on the other hand, is mysterious to many. Wade’s Wings wants to create that awareness. We believe that the only way to conquer this extremely aggressive childhood cancer is to give it a name. We must make people-beyond the medical community and those of us who have suffered in its wake-realize it actually exists.No one at any age deserves to get cancer, but when a cancer targets toddlers, it turns our word inside out. The average age children are diagnosed with Neuroblastoma is 22 months (before most have even been potty trained). It’s the most common cancer in infants, affecting almost twice as many babies as leukemia. And more than 95% of children with Neuroblastoma are diagnosed by the age of 10. There are about 700 cases of the disease each year in the United States alone.THE CURE FOR NEUROBLASTOMA ISN’T KNOWN, BUT IT’S IMPACT IS OFTEN DEVASTATING.Neuroblastoma is a solid tumor cancer. It develops from tissues that form the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). The SNS activates our fight -or-flight response when we feel stressed and helps control body functions like heart rate, blood pressure and digestion. Common places Neuroblastoma starts are the adrenal glands above the kidneys or in nerve tissues in the abdomen, neck, chest or pelvis.While many doctors suspect Neuroblastoma is caused by an accidental growth that happens during normal development of the SNS, it’s cause is ultimately unknown. Unfortunately, what it does to those who get it is more than clear. Almost 70% of children who are diagnosed with Neuroblastoma have an advanced stage of the disease. And less than 40% of those with this advanced disease live five years. Neuroblastoma is the leading pediatric cancer killer.Parents of children with Neuroblastoma want what every parent of a sick child wants: to make them better.They face sobering statistics, extended time away from family and a physically and emotionally exhausting treatment routine. Wade’s Wings wants to help by:Spreading awareness about Neuroblastoma. By making it a household name, we can compete for government fundingRaising money for research of this terrible disease.Providing support for families while they go through treatmentThank you for your support. Please go this link http://wadesarmy.powerathletehq.com/ and join my team to support this cause. My goal is $500. I would love to hit this mark and maybe surpass it. Thanks again