Welcome to our PodCast!
Welcome to The More than 4-Cast!
We named it The More Than 4-Cast because "more than 4" is a rallying cry for people involved in the pediatric cancer world. The National Cancer Institute, a tax payer funded organization, only puts 4% of their budget toward pediatric cancer. Obviously, that is not enough. While some pediatric cancers have seen major breakthroughs in treatment and survival rates, most have been using the same drugs for over 30 years.
I wanted to start a podcast because hearing others’ stories can inspirational but also educational. When we started our journey, I wanted to hear stories of people who had been through it before. We have a lot of cancer in our family, but I am still shocked at how little I knew about cancer treatments. I felt, and frankly still feel so naïve about what other people go through with their cancer treatment. So, I will be learning along with the rest of you.
I know everyone has their own experience when it comes to pediatric cancer. While I found it very easy to make “friends” at the hospital, I found it very difficult to really talk to anyone. It was an unwritten rule to not ask about another child’s diagnosis. I totally get it, it's nice to be among people who just understand without having to talk about it. But at the same time, the whole experience is so isolating because there you are with people who are going through a similar experience but you can’t really talk. So, I hope that this is a simple, non-invasive way to tell our stories. I hope that if your child is currently in the thick of treatment, that it helps to hear of others who have been there.
Our Podcast will focus on 3 things to start:
Stories - When we were going through it, and still now, I think hearing others’ stories is so important. It helps me to feel less alone, and I always learn a thing or two.
Advice – We all have our tricks to get through things. And, to get through cancer treatment, you need a lot of tricks. We hope to share some tricks to get our listeners through their experience
Silver Linings? Some people go on to do cancer related activities. Some people do the opposite and get as far from cancer as possible. Tell us how it works for you.
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