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I am inspired by children who battle cancer. Here I keep a diary of their stories and the influence they have left on me.

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I woke up to another devastating news today. Beautiful Isabella from Toronto has become an angel. I read the post over and over again, especially the part "She fought so fiercely in her 8 month battle with DIPG that she didn't understand, while believing until the end that the doctors were going to fix her and make her feel better." She was pure innocent, oblivious to the happenings around and in need of protection. She kept hope and trusted us because we adults always do whatever it takes to protect our children. We obviously have failed her. We couldn't protect her, make her keep playing and dancing, or extend her life-time to make her feel kid long enough. I'm very sorry, Isabella, for letting you down. I wish we invested enough in research to prevent cancer deaths instead of pumping billions on stupid things. I wish we had a global emergency to cure it. I wish there was a world where the life of a child is such valuable that people, corporates and governments are scared and distressed of losing even one child. I am very sorry it is not the situation.

Isabella bravely fought DIPG, the brain cancer that has no survival possibility and no cure. I will never ever forget her beautiful face and innocent heart. You will be missed so much.

Fb: Isabella's Battle with DIPG

Natalia had been fighting B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) mutant gene. Her family was taking her to hospital in a daily basis because of the regular need of oxygen and platelets transfusion. Her little body had developed many heart-wrenching bruises. She lost vision on 9th December and admitted to Marshfield Children's Hospital due to cancer spread over her eyes or brain. On 13th December, she spent his last night opening Christmas gifts and cuddling with her momma.

She loved her puppy Kenzie so much. I'm glad that she enjoyed her last Christmas, opened gifts, met Santa and saw colorful Christmas tree. Another 3-year-old who left too soon. Rest in piece, little princess.

According to the paper, patients' response to the treatments are very low and there is a need for more effective therapies. I will examine it later on.

Fb: Natalia's Fierce Journey To Forever

Not even 24 hours have passed since Camilla passed away and I got another devastating news from Tessa's page. Tessa had been fighting Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT), that is a fast-growing brain cancer, since she was 3 months old. She had been through many difficult procedures in spite of her little body and young age. She was only 15 months old, as much young as Camilla whose loss is so fresh in my heart. Again, 15 months is way too early for anything. Two little innocent babies have lost their earthly lives in 2 consecutive days because of cancer, and I feel disturbingly wrecked and hopeless. I can't even begin to imagine how the families are getting through such grief. It's too heavy.

I enjoyed following Tessa's journey. You can easily say that she had the sweetest little face. I loved the photos with her unicorn pacifier. She just wanted to grow up in arms of her beautiful parents. Tessa has a 3 year-old sister, Rylee, and I am very sorry for her too. She is too young to understand the loss of her beloved sister.

You will always be missed and loved, Tessa! Rest in piece.

FB: Tessa Hodgson's Battle Against Brain Cancer: ATRT

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