We have teamed up with Cookies for Kids' Cancer to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer.
In the next three minutes, a family will hear the words, "Your child has cancer." In the U.S. alone, more than 13,000 children are diagnosed each year. And right now, there are more than 40,000 children in the U.S. actively fighting pediatric cancer. Tragically, Aqua Security's Director of Demand Generation and Marketing Ops, Mary Rose's brother and his wife heard those words. Their world changed forever.
Few words from Mary Rose:
My nephew, Ryan, was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma in 2004 at just four years of age. A low-grade fever and some pain while walking led to visits with the pediatrician and an orthopedist before blood work and bone marrow biopsies confirmed the worst.
Ryan was born a happy kid with a very big heart. He was one of those kids who just enjoyed life. He loved sports, especially the Red Sox. He enjoyed cooking, mostly because he loved to eat! He was a voracious reader, devouring every Harry Potter book as soon as it hit the shelves. He loved music and dreamed of being in a rock band one day.
During his life, Ryan inspired others. One time, when his mom was making a donation to support cancer research, Ryan handed her his piggy bank to donate his life savings. He insisted on giving the money and his $80 odd dollars became an inspiring story that generated over $6,000. His mom shared the story on his CaringBridge page, and a friend reading it challenged everyone to match Ryan's gift. All of a sudden donations poured in. To this day, many of Ryan's friends continue to host events and fundraise to buy toys during December for children at the hospital.
Ryan continues to inspire and his big heart is still very much here. He will always be The Amazing Super Ryan.
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Together we can make a difference for kids' battling cancer.
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