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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Humane Society

There is no doubt you have seen or heard something about animal abuse in the news or radio lately.

There is this one news reporter in Oregon who only posts on facebook when there is a story about neglected animals. Animals are an important part of society and people take pets into their homes because they want to take care of them. Most of the time our pets become like family and when we see that their are people who don't care for animals, we call them cruel. Remember Curella Devil from 101 Dalmatians?

I don't have any animals in my life at the moment, but I did grow up with a dog or two. On Super Bowl Sunday I was at a party and I was throwing a rope to a dog when the dog accidentally bit my arm. I didn't get mad and kick the dog, I just kept throwing the rope because I like pets and I treat them like one of the kids. I appreciate people talking about animals and I see a lot of action being taken because people want to help. I don't have a problem with the humanity in this, but what I do have a problem with is...

• Cancer claims the lives of more children each year than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis and diabetes combined. It is the leading cause of death by disease in children and adolescents.
  • • Each year in the United States, approximately 13,500 children and adolescents younger than 20 years of age are diagnosed with cancer, that’s more than a classroom of kids a day.
  • •Approximately 2,500 children and adolescents die of cancer each year.
• One out of every 300 males and one out of every 333 females in America will develop cancer before their 20th birthday.

•35,000 children are currently in treatment for cancer.
•Some 20 percent of all children with cancer die.
• The causes of most pediatric cancers remain a mystery and cannot be prevented.
•Childhood cancer does not discriminate, sparing no ethnic group, socio-economic class or geographic region.
• About one in 500 young adults is a childhood cancer survivor. Nearly 2/3 of the survivors later experience significant and chronic medical problems or develop secondary cancers as adults that result from the treatment of their original cancer.
• In the past 20 years ONLY ONE new cancer drug has been approved for pediatric cancer.
•Incidence of invasive pediatric cancers is up 29 percent in the past 20 years.
•The average age of death for a child with cancer is 8, causing a childhood cancer victim to lose 69 years of expected life years; a significant loss of productivity to society.
•Childhood cancer survivors are at significant risk for secondary cancers later in life.
•Cancer treatments can affect a child’s growth, fertility, and endocrine system. Child survivors may be permanently immunologically suppressed.
•Radiation to a child’s brain can significantly damage cognitive function, or if radiation is given at a very young age, limiting the ability to read, do basic math, tell time or even talk.
•Physical and neurocognitive disabilities resulting from treatment may prevent childhood cancer survivors from fully participating in school, social activities and eventually work, which can cause depression and feelings of isolation.
• Researchers estimate that 51% of moms and 40% of dads who have a child with cancer meet the criteria for “Acute Stress Disorder” within two weeks of the cancer diagnoses.

After reading this ask yourself, "How can our country go on like this without acting on immediately on the abuse, neglect and cruelty against our children with cancer?

How can this be humane?"

I think its time we reclaim our country as a "humane society" for our kids fighting cancer. Please act today.

Watch and Share "The Truth 365 Film" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oljTL1iuMmY
Like "A Day of Yellow and Gold to Fight Childhood Cancer"
Join the Event "Run to the White House for Childhood Cancer Awareness"
Read and Comment on the Huffington Post peice by Jonathan Agin

Statistic from http://www.thetruth365.org/cancer-facts/

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