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A Childs Cancer Story Inspires Taylor Swift
9/24/2012
The words “chemotherapy” and “child” should never be used together...and yet they are, every day.
Gut wrenching, exhausting, devastating...and helpless. Those might be the words that come to mind when thinking about your child facing a diagnosis of cancer, and a future of chemotherapy.

What can you do to help? Taylor Swift, the singer who actually looks like an angel come down to earth, decided to help by writing a song, and performing it at the Stand up to Cancer telethon on September 7. The song is called “Ronan.” Ronan Thompson was a 3-year-old boy from Phoenix, with amazingly blue eyes, that died from neuroblastoma on May 9, 2011. Taylor learned of Ronan’s story by reading “Rockstar Ronan,” a blog written by Ronan’s mother, Maya.

Maya had no idea that Taylor had written a song about Ronan. Taylor called Maya, telling her she had been reading her blog for over a year, and was so moved that she wrote a song about Ronan, and wanted to give Maya writing credit, since the song was based on Maya’s blog. The song has quickly moved to No. 1 on the iTunes chart, and all of the royalties are going to various cancer charities.

Read the full story of Ronan and the heart-rending song Taylor Swift wrote about his life by clicking here.
The good news is that the survival rate for pediatric cancers is about 80 percent. For the very special healthcare professionals caring for those going through chemotherapy, we offer Current Concepts in Chemotherapy, an up-to-date online education course related specifically to chemotherapy practices.

Click on the link to view details or to purchase the course Current Concepts in Chemotherapy.
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