READ a book : PLEDGE some $ : HELP find a cure

Support Books 4 Brains!

Please support the Books 4 Brains read-a-thon  May 1 - May 14, with all funds directly benefitting the brain tumor research fund at Children's National Hospital.

Zoe was born with a natural curiosity of words and a love of reading.  Shortly after turning three years old, Zoe was diagnosed with a brain tumor and began chemotherapy.  During the initial months of treatment, Zoe wasn't supposed to be out in public and had very little interaction with the world outside of hospitals and doctors offices.  During this time, books became a lifeline for Zoe, providing an escape from the harsh medical world she was thrust into. ​

Over the past ten years, Zoe has participated in three different chemotherapy protocols, with the most recent being a clinical trial which was successful in shrinking her tumor by 25% while causing minimal side effects.  We have seen, firsthand, how research and advances in treatment can benefit children, not only with better clinical outcomes but also by improving their quality of life.  We have met many other children and families impacted by the diagnosis of a brain tumor.  Some of these children have passed away and others have daily challenges they face as a result of the tumor or the treatments and surgery they have undergone.  

So, please, READ a book, PLEDGE some $, HELP find a cure for children with brain tumors... because children deserve to grow up stronger.

*Zoe teamed up with two other children/families who were treated at Children's National for a brain tumor.  To hear about their experiences, please take the time to watch the following video: https://vimeo.com/538439279?ref=em-share

 

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