We’re Not Finished Fighting {Vanessa Hart – Childhood Cancer}

I’m exhausted.

I had something else to tell you about today, but it will have to wait because yesterday was one of the most exciting and emotionally draining days of my life. For 6 weeks, I have been working with 9 other cancer moms to raise $50,000 for The St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Yesterday was the culmination and this is the result:










This particular event is over. And we are BALD. But we are not finished fighting for our babies and for yours.

The little girl in the last picture, Mia, is a stage 4 neuroblastoma survivor. Even though she is cancer free right now, neuroblastoma only has a 50% long term survival rate. She’s currently in a phase 2 clinical trial that will hopefully make her one of the 50% that lives. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is funding that trial.

YOUR money is giving Mia a chance to live.

We cannot thank you enough.

We shaved our heads yesterday to raise awareness and stand in solidarity with our kids. But we’re not finished fighting and it’s not too late for you to help.

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Vanessa, I really truly deeply wish I was there with you yesterday.

You are brave.

Hugs and love from Cali.

Did you donate to St. Baldrick’s?  The head shaving event of yesterday was just a one day event…but they need donations year round.  Please do not feel like it’s too late to help.

Helping others has no expiration date.

Honor these amazing moms who fight HARD for their babies.

You’d do the same for yours.  I know it.

Mamas are fierce like that.

If a woman’s hair is said to be her crowning glory…what a testament of love to shave it off for the sake of their children.

I am in awe.

See HERE for the ways you can donate.

For Vanessa.  For Brock.  For Mia.  For all the thousands of others we have never met.


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  1. 1

    Fierce, brutiful mamas.

  2. 2

    Amazing love!! and dedication, and courage, and HOPE
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  3. 3

    Thanks again for these posts. You had me in tears again – all it takes is that one phrase, ” Mia, is a stage 4 neuroblastoma survivor.” :) Keep fighting and keep raising that money! Thanks for spreading the word.
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