Did you know cancer is the leading cause death, by disease, of children in the United States? In fact, pediatric cancer is more fatal than all other childhood diseases combined. There are roughly 12,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year. That’s about 46 children per day.
But, thanks to the good folks at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, the cure for pediatric cancer is closer than ever before.
Cook Children’s is one of the leading facilities in the U.S. for research and treatment of pediatric oncology and hematology. With more than 11,000 children admitted in 2017, the hospital is constantly challenged to provide more children with the greatest chance for survival.
In 2017, 55% of all patients couldn’t initially pay for their child’s care. However, Cook Children’s works for the child’s health and safety, so they have made it their mission to provide children with treatment, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.
Hari Mari is fortunate enough to visit Cook Children’s throughout the year for Flop Drops, where we deliver flip flops to patients, and learn from the unstoppable strength of these brave kids.
To learn more about Cook Children’s, visit their website here.