Aflac Cancer Center 2014 Patient Video

Aflac Cancer Center 2014 Patient Video


I want to be a firefighter when I grow up
I want to be a psychologist when I grow up I want to be a doctor when I grow up
when I grow up I wanna be a vetenarian I want to be a pediatric oncology nurse she had been having some knee pain
nothing out of the ordinary but she’s athletic and my husband and I
you know we just little ice ibuprofen you’re good we went we had an x-ray and
that was on a Sunday and I got a call from our pediatrician that Monday
morning and she sounded panicked and she’s usually very calm cool collected
she said I think Bailey has a bone tumor Tuesday had an MRI and that Thursday had a biopsy when we got the official diagnosis of osteosarcoma so what we
thought had been just an athletic injury in the span of about five days turned
into a cancer diagnosis I think everybody’s reaction is just complete
disbelief I don’t think childhood cancer ever
crosses your radar because it’s supposed to be rare within a week probably you
get the diagnosis and you are sort of linked up with Aflac and welcomed into
that world the doctors have been amazing they make you feel so at peace
the nurses are like gifts from heaven they’re so talented at what they do and
they love these kids and they become these kids’ friends because these kids
are not seeing their friends for weeks and months on end and then you’ve got
the Child Life specialists to have private rooms
the sort of facilities they have it was wonderful and so I think very quickly it
sort of becomes a home away from home I’m able to do everything I have to
work at it a little harder but I can do it all there are no limitations at all Bailey finished chemo in October of 2012
so she recently had six month scans and they were all clear she is no evidence
of disease and we hope to stay that way I would say she my nurses and doctors
thank you because you’ve really in my child life specialist thank you because
you’ve really helped me and you made the hospital stays better and now what do
you want to be when you grow up I want to be a nurse on the Aflac floor
when I grow up because I want to help children I don’t want to leave the
cancer world after you get into it you kind of want to stay and you want to
help people folks in the Aflac fields thank you for everything you’re doing
it’s really making a big difference I think that the very worst thing that can
happen to moms and dads is to lose a child from a
life-threatening illness it goes against the normal flow of life and so leaving
your footprint for the disease that kills more kids
than any other cancer will make a huge difference in the lives of kids and
their parents your generosity in the past has taken us so far and we are very
grateful for your ongoing support and you just color now that’s a good idea I
believe in life we all leave some footprint and what better way to leave a
footprint than to help find the cure for cancer and help kids with cancer and
their families and so having this opportunity at the company level to
leave our footprint and for you as individuals that are giving money you’re
leaving a footprint that you’re helping people in desperate need deep inside
each person is a need I think to be a part of something bigger than they are
and to leave a legacy of something that will last and endure and the Aflac
Cancer Center is your legacy I don’t believe there’s a better place
to give money in today’s world than to help people and this particular place
needs your help not only is it helping the kids here but it’s helping find a
cure a worldwide and so for that I would ask that you give but only if your heart
feels that way