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19 Aug.

latest fanfic:
you had me wrapped around your finger
niall/louis
posted on 9 Aug.

currently
playing:
Pokemon White
reading:
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan
watching:
lots of TED talks

writing
writing prompts for:
shensley, 5sos
also writing:
part two of to this, an unrelated shensley fic

you can totally send my prompts if you want to, but it will might take a little while

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"Niall do you know any jokes? It’s either that or get naked", Houston TX 8/22/14

1dnhqueue you
1dzmqueue you
5soslhqueue you
dlfavequeue you
gmwqueue you

Niall talking to the little girl who broke her arm - 8/30

1dnhqueue you
1dhsqueue you

lsotboy:

this is so important you don’t even know

5sosaichlhmcqueue you

**gets off soapbox for the year**

It was bothering me that nobody had a childhood cancer awareness blog sticker thing. September is childhood cancer awareness month, so I went ahead and made one myself, as well as one for the Ronan Thompson Foundation.

codes here — if pastebin is unavailable in your country, shoot me a message. also, if theres an organization I should make a sticker for, you can shoot me another message, I’ll make it and add it here.

Don’t know why this is such a big deal? Here’s the big numbers.

Sorry it’s not under a read more, but I want you to read this.

  • Every day, 46 children in the United States are diagnosed with a form of cancer. Of those 46, 7 will pass away. Every. Day. (The well known “46/7” statistic.)
  • Cancer is the #1 disease related cause of death in children under 15, yet the National Cancer Institute only spends around 4% of their annual budget toward all childhood cancers across the board.
  • On the past 20 years, only 2 drugs have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of childhood cancers. Other drugs used were first approved and studied for adult cancers. (Childhood cancers are a completely different animal from adult cancers.)
  • The 5 year survival rate for childhood cancers are approximately 80%, depending on the cancer and various other factors, but about 2/3 of survivors will develop medical conditions and/or secondary cancers later in life as a result of the treatment they receive.

(via thetruth265.org and acco.org —plenty more information available at both sources, if I kept going we’d be here for days)

Despite all of this, the general public is largely unaware of how large of a problem childhood cancer is.

Hopefully, at least one person read this far down and learned a little something.