Childhood Cancer is a topic near and dear to my heart as I was diagnosed with aplastic anemia at age 11. Though not a cancer, the treatment of aplastic anemia is often similar to therapies used for blood-forming cancers such as leukemias and lymphomas. In my case, I underwent a successful bone-marrow transplant.
I've been following a story of little boy named Owen, diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, who underwent a peripheral stem cell transplant because they couldn't find a match for a bone-marrow transplant. His family provides updates on his journey here. One simple statement that really moved me was "Today we celebrate life" written in reference to a major milestone for post transplant survivors.
"Day +100 and 1 year since diagnosis:
Today we celebrate life."
So today, we celebrate life!