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Jessica Herman was 11-and-a-half years when she was diagnosed with Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumour. She initially showed signs of pneumonia but after further visits, a cat-scan revealed a large #tumour by her lung. Treatment started, including months of in-patient chemotherapy, radiation and surgery to remove the remaining tumour. Unfortunately, Jessica succumbed to the disease and passed away in 1997 when she was 13. “We have to shed a light on childhood cancer. There needs to be more funding and research into #childhoodcancers, as well as new innovative therapies,” said Dana Herman, Jessica’s mother.
“Children with cancer are getting treated with things that really affect their demeanor and behavior. Jessica was a different child as she was going through this. There were moments she could open up and talk about those fears, and a couple of times when that happened she said “I just want to have children.” That was her biggest regret, this was going to be a missed opportunity for her.” Jessica’s father, David, said his daughter was resilient during her treatment. “Near the end she became paralyzed. Her response was “That’s OK”. But in her last minutes, she looked at her oncologist and said “Don’t let me go” and that has stuck with me for the rest of my life." "We take life for granted, and these children are fighting for their lives. It appears to me that everyone is overlooking these children, and we have to provide a voice for them as they can’t speak for themselves.”


Photo: @childhoodcancerinternational/Courtesy of the Herman family


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International Childhood Cancer Day is held annually on 15 February to raise awareness about ‪#childhoodcancer and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and their families.

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Experience that money cant buy. #iccd2016 #oralpresentation

Σήμερα 15 Φεβρουαρίου, είναι η Παγκόσμια Ημέρα κατά του παιδικού Καρκίνου. Ο Ολυμπιακός στηρίζει τον αγώνα κατά του παιδικού Καρκίνου. / Today, February 15th, is International Childhood Cancer Day. #Olympiacos supports the fight against #ChildhoodCancer. #iccd #ICCD2016 #ActNow

Oliver Zane Emerson was diagnosed on with neuroblastoma cancer in 2011.

Oliver was a little boy who would announce to the world he was "happy." He was affectionate, inviting you into his strong hug with open arms. “Cancer not only took the presence of Oliver, our little boy, it gave us a life full of absence. A voice not heard laughing in the yard, an empty place at dinner, fewer presents under the Christmas tree. The little brother is gone, the knock knock jokes are never said, and the Legos are left unbuilt,” said Derek Emerson, Oliver’s father.

The Emerson family underwent treatment with Oliver for nearly three years. The in-hospital #chemo treatments, a bone marrow transfer, and clinic visits and clinic visits and clinic visits. “Our son was treated by the best doctors and participated in clinical trials. But pediatric #cancer gets a small share of funding for research. Research that may have saved his life,” said Emerson.

Photo: @childhoodcancerinternational/Courtesy of the Emerson family ***
International Childhood Cancer Day is held annually on 15 February to raise awareness about ‪#childhoodcancer and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and their families.
The Day spotlights the need for better treatment and care for all children with ‪cancer, everywhere. While childhood cancers represent a small fraction of total cancers, more than 150,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and the number is expected to increase.
These cancers are generally treatable, and more than 80% of ‪#children can survive if provided with accessible and appropriate treatment. Relatively small investments can make a large impact on the life of a child with cancer. ‪

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Anak magang dapur Apheresis Medan, semoga lain kali magangnya bisa ke UTD. Semangat naikkan hb!! 😁😁😁😁 #iccd2016 #yoam #apheresis #apheresismedan #rsupadammalikmedan

Good friends are like stars.. You don't always see them, but you know that they are always there... ❤️❤️❤️🌟🌟🌟 #friendship #residenkulit0909 #iccd2016

It's a tough job but somene's gotta do it! This volunteer is hard at work removing plastic bottles from the shoreline of Hellshire Bay, St Catherine during NEPA' s activities for #iccd2016. Photo courtesy of Weston Jackson

International Childhood Cancer Day 2016
Mereka tidak akan mampu berjuang melawan kanker sendiri
We Care, We Share ... #iccd2016 #cancerfighter #showthatyoucare

Thank you team~ for the wonderful time and endless effort~! See you guys next time~~ <3 #thankyou #team #javateam #kitoderm #iccd2016

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ICCD 2016! Please join us for an afternoon celebrating new voices from Eastern Europe, including extract readings of this year's winning plays directed by Mark Ravenhill and BFT’s co-founding directors Nicolai Khalezin and Vladimir Shcherban.
The International Contest of Contemporary Drama is a bi-annual playwriting competition run by Belarus Free Theatre since its foundation in 2005. It is open to submissions in Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian and has produced playwrights such as Anna Yablonskaya, Aleksey Shcherbak, and Pavel Pryazhko, whose plays have been produced at the Royal Court Theatre. "ICCD exists to give a voice to writers where there is little or no opportunity for them to be heard in their home countries. Contemporary playwrights are a vital force in these societies; they uncover worlds which are never discussed by journalists or politicians."
– Nicolai Khalezin, BFT Co-Founding Artistic Director

Readings are followed by prize-giving and a discussion inspired by Harold Pinter's Nobel Prize speech on the role of the playwright.
Plus you'll also receive a free copy of the collection of this year’s winning plays, published by Oberon Books!
Free Word Centre
Thursday, 17 November
2pm (refreshments from 1:30pm)
Entry is free, please book a ticket: https://www.freewordcentre.com/whats-on/iccd-award-ceremony
Spaces are limited.
#theatre #freeword #freedom #iccd2016 #belarusfreetheatre #fuckdictatorship

#WCSYouth from @nyaquarium engage with #NYSBeachCleanup #volunteers at #ConeyIsland Creek in #KaiserPark #Brooklyn. We are here until 2:00pm today. Come join and #learn with us for the #2016Cleanup. #internationalcoastalcleanup #ICCD #ICCD2016

Support Boat waiting to haul up and dispose of the garbage that we are busy putting into bags down below. #ICCD2016 #CoastalCleanupDay2016 #nuhduttyupjamaica

It's a tough job but somene's gotta do it! This volunteer is hard at work removing plastic bottles from the shoreline of Hellshire Bay, St Catherine during NEPA' s activities for #iccd2016. Photo courtesy of Weston Jackson

A volunteer picking up trash. #plasticfreebohol #iccd2016

Other than the seaweeds, driftwoods, and pieces of board that's biodegradable, the beach looks a lot better! #internationalcoastalcleanupday #ICCD2016 #beachcleanupja2016 #NuhDuttyUpJamaica

The first of our many pictures that we took at today's International Coastal Clean Up Day!
President Ava-Marie, Rotarian Nicole & Director Martina! #iccd2016 #Interact #Interactors #Rotarian #district7020

Sneak peak of our Diorama to be mounted at our head office to sensitize all our visitors about the importance of responsible waste disposal. The finished product will be unveiled on Friday so stay tuned! #trashtrack #iccd2016 #beachcleanup #jamaica #environment #teamnepa @wildlifejamaica @oceanconservancy

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