Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid cancer in childhood and the most common cancer in infancy, with an annual incidence of about 650 new cases per year in the US. Close to 50 percent of neuroblastoma cases occur in children younger than two years old. It is a neuroendocrine tumor, arising from any neural crest element of the sympathetic nervous system or SNS. It most frequently originates in one of the adrenal glands, but can also develop in nerve tissues in the neck, chest, abdomen, or pelvis.
Most common extracranial solid cancer in childhood. I read that one phrase over and over again. How can common, cancer, and childhood all be in the same sentence? The only time “common” and “childhood” should be used together is when we’re talking about kids playing, exploring, learning and just being kids. Kids, BABIES should not have to deal with ugly words like cancer.
Penny, is 11 months old and has stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer. Penny should be dealing with learning to walking, playing, and learning how do eat fun foods! She should be dealing with MRI’s, Chemo treatments, and all those other needles! She should be at home with her parents, not in hospital where she has now also been diagnosed with RSV. Penny needs help, my help, your help…
Help spread the word of Penny’s fundraiser auction that will be held next Friday, March 19th beginning at 6am PST. As importantly as we need you to share the news of the auction, we need you to show up and BID. We have some really awesome donations gathered with more to come.
Auction items can be found here on Penny’s site http://pennies4penny.org/ Please help spread the word for this sweet little girl.
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