Every single day, 46 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer, and seven lose their lives to the disease. Cancer kills more children than all other diseases combined. Yet, only four percent of U.S. federal funding is solely dedicated to childhood cancer research, which is often far different than adult cancer.
One in five kids diagnosed with cancer will not live past the five-year mark, and many childhood cancers are 100 percent fatal upon diagnosis. Janet Pollok’s son, Luke, was one of these children.
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