Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children, yet only 4% of monies spent on cancer research is dedicated to childhood cancers, according to the Coombs, who sent a letter home to each of Owen’s classmates.
“Celebrate with us that Owen is in remission,” the letter said, “and help us spread awareness for childhood cancers.”
Mrs. Roberts described Owen’s medical history to her four-year-old students in a way they could understand.
“We have explained to our kiddos that Owen used to be in the hospital and sick with something called ‘Cancer,’” Roberts said. “And we are celebrating that he is happy and healthy and got to come to school!”
Welcome to preschool, Owen! We’re so happy to have you and support you and your family through this journey.