My daughter, Lucy, started Lucy's Love Bus when she was nearing the end of her life after a long battle with a rare blood cancer. She lost more than 20 friends to cancer during her 4 years in the hospital and noticed that our bereaved friends were all raising money to find cures for childhood cancers. One day she said, "But really, Mama, a cure won't help us today. Cures are very important, but what matters most to us kids is feeling good today- right this minute." Lucy wanted to offer comfort and quality of life until a cure, and so Lucy's Love Bus- and my life's work- were born that moment.
Hi Barbara Abernathy, nice job on your submission and your wonderful work! I also work with pediatric cancer patients and am familiar with the isolation that children experience during cancer treatment- especially when they have a bone marrow transplant and have to be in isolation for a full year. I'm curious to hear more about how you handle very long absences from school- and also thought it might strengthen your submission to mention how many BMT patients have to be out of school for an entire year. Thank you for the wonderful work you do!