Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Getting the news that you have cancer can be overwhelming, stressful and emotionally displeasing, however getting informed that your child has cancer can be devastating as a parent. It will be an overwhelming and confusing couple of days before coming to terms with the news. Cancer.gov have produce a guideline article to help parents, patients and healthcare workers understand childhood cancer.

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Blood Cancer Awareness Month.

Blood cancer as the name implies means cancer of the blood, it represents a large group of different malignancies. This group includes cancers of the bone marrow, blood and lymphatic system, which includes lymph nodes, thymus, spleen, lymphatic vessels, and digestive tract lymphoid tissues. Myeloma and leukaemia, which start in the lymphoma and bone marrow; the one that start in the lymphatic system are the most common type of blood cancer. The causes of the is still unknown.

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National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention month

Every year, July is the National Cleft and Craniofacial awareness and prevention month because of the high prevalence. Cleft and craniofacial anomalies are birth defects that affect the lips, palate and other conditions of the head and face. Congenital anomalies (birth defects) affect 2-3% of all babies and remain one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity among infants and children respectively.

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DEAF-BLIND AWARENESS WEEK

I was looking for an e-book to read when I come across ‘’the story of my life’’ written by Helen Adams. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Art (BA) degree in the United States and probably in the world – she and her teacher Anne Sullivan were made famous because of Keller’s autobiography. The autobiography book is ‘’the story of my life’’, she goes in detail about how she accomplishes these dreams of hers with the help of her teacher.

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