This morning my son got to do an announcement at his school for The Terry Fox Run. He did very well and spoke clearly. Below is his announcement.
Hello my name is Philip and I am a Cancer Survivor.
When I was 3 and a half I was diagnosed with a cancer called neuroblastoma.
I went through 6 rounds of chemo-therapy that made my hair fall out,
a 7 hour surgery to remove the tumour,
some rounds of radiation,
many blood transfusions and pokes with needles.
Why is the Terry Fox run important?
The money they raise goes towards research into better ways to treat cancer.
When Terry Fox did his run 31 years ago
only 1 kid in a 100 survived the cancer I had.
When I was diagnosed 1 kid in 5 survived it.
Now 1 in 3 survive.
The money raised from this run
will allow researchers to improve those odds even more
so more kids will survive cancer.