Forty-Four (and Other Brutal Numbers Associated With Childhood Cancer)
The National Institute of Health's web site (NIH) estimates that nearly 16,000 kids (roughly 44 each day) between the ages of 0 and 19 are newly diagnosed each year. Nearly two thousand kids will die from the disease each year. Maybe these numbers aren't high enough or shocking enough, to warrant more than 4% of funding for research that could ultimately spare our kids pain, suffering and death. Numbers are easy to dismiss unless you're the one whose number is called.