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Childhood Cancer Facts

Every 2 minutes a child

is diagnosed with cancer.

Every year, an estimated of 250,000 new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide

In 80% of kids, the cancer has already spread to other areas of the body by the time it is diagnosed

MY STORY

My name is Mariana, i am 18 years old from South America (Colombia). 2 years ago, i was scrolling down on Facebook and saw a support page (Smack this Mack) for a little 3 year old girl named Macklyn Campbell who was fighting Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer, I stared following her journey and praying for her. She had the sweetest heart. In May 6th 2016, after a corageous battle, she flew to Heaven. In that moment, I realized that i had to do something in her honor to help other kids in her same situation.

May 9th 2016. I created an Instagram account called @moments.of.hope to post the stories of other little cancer warriors around the world. I wanted to share with the everyone the reality of Childhood Cancer. Just some days after, I saw an IG account of a wonderful Brave Boy. His name was Brooks Blackmore and he was fighting an Inoperable Brain/Spinal Tumors (Astrocytoma). He gained his angel wings in May 21st 2016. His Bravery and beautiful smile made me want to do something to keep his legacy alive, so I messaged Brooks and Mack's family asking if I could start making packages for kids with cancer in honor of them and both agreed. In that moment, the project "Bundles of Faith" started. During this past years, more than 600 packages have been sent to little fighters from all over the world with the help of amazing sponsors and we have been able to grant small wishes like having roller skates, a bike and bigger ones like family trips.

This account changed my life forever. It made me see the beauty in simple things, I learned to enjoy every single moment and to love deeper. This kids show me everyday that you can fight with a smile no matter how hard it is and you can be Brave even when you are afraid.

We need to fight together so we can change this reality of childhood cancer. It doesnt matter how old are you, your voice counts and you can make a huge difference in their lives. We will spread the Word until everyone is aware and we will raise funds until we find a cure.

Join us in this fight. BE THE CHANGE. BE BRAVE and STAND UP FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER.

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