Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hope and Inspiration: In National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month childhood cancer survivor Martin Walsh wins in politics and life...




Regardless of how the votes are counted or what party affiliation people may support the city of Boston already has a winner.
At age seven, Marty Walsh, survived a rare form of childhood cancer called Burkitt’s lymphoma (Burkitt lymphoma is a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in which cancer starts in immune cells called B-cells. Recognized as the fastest growing human tumor, Burkitt lymphoma is associated with impaired immunity and is rapidly fatal if left untreated.)  Thanks in part to experimental treatments and extraordinary care he received at Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, as well as amazing support from his family and friends, Martin Walsh is now one of two finalists to become the next Mayor of Boston!  How fitting that this is all happening in September which is officially recognized as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  No matter what happens in politics Martin Walsh is already a winner in life and a story of hope and inspiration to the thousands of children and their families that are taking on this horrible monster called pediatric cancer each and every day...