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September 17, 2013

One day at a time

Local child stares down cancer, inspires a community

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

“When a child is diagnosed with cancer the whole family is diagnosed with cancer because it is so difficult on the extended family because everyone is affected,” the CURE director said. “There is a need to help everyone along the way.”

Considering September’s National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month designation, CURE rolled out “Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time” honoring special children each day through Sept. 30.

Abe’s story continues running on the website helping spread the word. At press time, Abe’s September online feature through CURE’s campaign raised $2,825.

“We felt like there is no better way to raise awareness of what the journey is like then by sharing the stories of our kids,” Conner said. “We ask people to start their day for one month reading the stories of the children honored on that day. It takes five minutes or less. As you really read the stories and see their pictures, you are changed a little bit by the courage of the children. It’s so inspiring.”

People are taking action, as CURE’s $200,000 September goal looks attainable.

Now 3 years old, Abe’s energy and spirit never changed showing his parents and community friends what life is really about. 

“We’ve seen the goodness of people. It’s all for Abe,” Tasha said. “He takes everything he has to go through and forgets about it the next day. Abe is a sweet, good kid.”

Visit www.curechildhoodcancer.org to read CURE’s kids’ stories or donate for cancer research.

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