Help kids like Lana conquer cancer
Lana was just three years old when her family noticed there was something "not quite right."Sign PetitionSign Petition
"She had leg pain, random fevers and started to become withdrawn," her mom said. Worried, her family took her to the doctor and after a barrage of tests, they found Lana had cancer in 97 percent of her bone marrow. The diagnosis was stage 4 neuroblastoma—the most advanced and difficult to treat cancer.
Thankfully Lana had access to world-class care at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Over two long years, she endured radiation, chemotherapy, two stem cell transplants and antibody therapy. Now, thanks to this cutting-edge treatment and Lana's own unbreakable spirit, she's in remission and just celebrated her 12th birthday!
But, not all of our stories are as happy as Lana's. Every year, nearly 16,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. One out of every five of these kids will not survive.
Despite the fact that cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for U.S. kids who survive past infancy, just 4 percent of federal research funding goes to childhood cancer. That's why the role of research and treatment centers like the Aflac Cancer Center is so crucial. Our physicians, who are also researchers, work tirelessly to discover better treatments and potential cures, and we constantly share our breakthroughs with other hospitals around the country and the world to benefit as many kids as quickly as possible.
Please sign our petition to raise awareness about childhood cancer and help every kid who gets a life-changing diagnosis also get the care they so desperately need. Only by working together can we conquer childhood cancer once and for all.