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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Motiviational: Layla Grace

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"Layla went to play with the angels early this morning. Rest in peace precious Layla. 11/26/2007 - 3/9/2010".- Shanna Marsh via twitter

This amazing child has past away today. She was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. A cancer in children that's still not being acknowledge in the US.

One of my best friends, an amazing person, have brought the story of Layla Grace into our lives. She told me that there's a test that could be taken to pre-diagnosis this disease. It's mandatory in some countries but not here. It's a simple early detection $40 test, so why not make it mandatory on top of the regular check ups.

Our country runs on being reactive vs. preventative. We don't do anything until it hits us hard. The AIDS epidemic, bomb threats, and even the massive Toyota recalls are a few issues that didn’t seem that important until it was on the rise. It's time to make changes. Don't let Layla Grace die in vain. Let her story ( in your life. If you're a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt, and/or godparent YOU should read the family’s blog to see how the disease took their little girl and changed their life forever. We’re not invincible, we can go at anytime. But we shouldn’t go without a fight.

Many blessings to the family for publicizing their journey and teaching us all something we didn't know exist. We ofter our condolences to you. Continue to be strong even when you think you can't. Layla lives in all of us now. God has a bigger and better plan for her.

Thank you to the Juni family for their efforts in getting the "word" out through emails, Facebook posting, and Twitter. Please update us on the nationwide candle vigil to raise awareness on neuroblastoma.

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SPREAD THE WORD. Let's use this internet for good.

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