Parents In Need Of Courage – The Giving Keys


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February 24, 2014

Parents In Need Of Courage

I was given my Courage key from a family member that had lost her youngest son to a drunk driver.

I am not sure how long she had it for but she sent it to me after we found out that my 3 year old daughter had a Wilm's Tumor, a rare kidney cancer. It came at the perfect time, when I was trying to find strength and acceptance in the challenges we were given.

Our daughter is nearing completion of her chemotherapy treatments and we are even planning a trip to celebrate being cancer free.

The Courage key has been in the back of my mind for awhile now and when I learned of a friend of a friend, who's 4 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with a rare type of Leukemia, I knew I had found the right person to pass it on to. Her journey will be a long one and I hope that the necklace will bring her comfort during the course of her daughter's treatments.



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  • Hello Courage. I just became aware of The Giving Key this evening while watching the World News. I immediately went to the website and started reading the stories. That’s when I came across your story.
    I am 51 years old and I too had a Wilm’s Tumor diagnosis back in 1965. The family doctor wrote me off and said I was too far gone. My brave and wonderful parents would not accept this and took me to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. There they met a wonderful surgeon who saved my life. I lived a very healthy and happy life until 2010 when I was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. After many treatments, I was in remission. I stay on top of testing for recurrence and right now receiving chemotherapy for my 3rd recurrence.
    This disease requires courage, strength, hope, and a whole lot of love from everybody in the support system.
    Good luck to your daughter, to you, and to all your support people!

    kristine on

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