Sam a child diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, he was not eligible for clinical trials because he was only 2 years old. Sam lost the battle against cancer, but his mom, Erin Benson, never gave up to make him happy. Inspired by the support of friends and family she founded With Purpose a youth-led movement dedicated to creating a world where kids with cancer have access to safe and effective treatment.
Recently she wrote a blog post “I’m the Executive Director of a Nonprofit… and a Waitress, the invisible cost of cancer”, where she shares a very delicate and not so openly talk aspect about going through childhood cancer: the financial aspect.
Everyday life struggle, effort, pain, and love, continue after we face a cancer battle of our relatives and loved ones and still we have to pay the bills.
We recommend you to read her blog post about courage, about standing up, about coping and resiliency, about being patient with yourself.
Whenever you feel desperate by not knowing what to do, follow her advice:
“What you do is hold your people close and love them.”
“What you do is find gratitude for what you have, knowing that nothing is permanent.”
“What you do is the best you can.”
We hope this can bring some inspiration to you.