Last night, a new-found friend whose name is Karen handed Amy Grant a copy of Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery at a “Meet-and-Greet” backstage after her concert. Karen’s son is fighting cancer for the third time, and she– like me– is on a mission to get help for children with cancer. Every drop of awareness and every drop of our efforts will gather together in a river that will lead to an ocean of hope. It makes me think of a quote from my book:
To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.
- Chinese Proverb
We will keep on stepping.
With people like Dr. Joshua Schiffman receiving new grants for research, and with dedicated people like Karen who “step” daily, we will reach our goal of eradicating childhood cancer (and all cancer) from the face of this planet.
Causes Melinda Marchiano Supports
Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
Children's Miracle Network
American Cancer Society Relay for LIfe