As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month kicked off on Sept. 1, one mom, who lost her son to the horrendous disease, had an important message to share.
In a three-minute video set to Rachel Platten's hit "Fight Song," mother-of-two Alissa paid tribute to her first child, Mason, who died from AML Leukemia at the age of one in April 2014. He never got a chance to meet his younger sister, Alexis Mayse.
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“He relapsed the night of his 1st birthday and just 23 days later he died in my arms," she writes on a notecard, going on to reveal that every school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer and that only 4% of federal government funding goes to kids.
“Childhood cancer robbed Mason of SO MUCH! No first day of school, no proms, no graduation, no wedding day. No child deserves that!!” Alissa writes. “My dream is that our kids get more funding and a cure is found someday so no child or family has to endure this nightmare!”
The grieving mom urges individuals to donate to StBaldricks.org and to educate others about childhood cancer. Watch her incredibly emotional plea, which has over 33 million views, below:
This is my fight song and I will keep fighting for my baby and all of the kids.Posted by Baby Mason Updates on Monday, August 31, 2015