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KIDS WITHOUT CANCER (formerly Leukemia, Research, Life, Inc.)
October 9, 2009

I have been entrusted with the job of creating a video presentation for an organization called "Leukemia, Research, Life, Inc." to be presented at their annual dinner-dance fundraiser. The group provides money for research in pediatric cancer. The recipients are dedicated physicians from DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the subjects are patients who are presently fighting cancer and also those that have conquered the disease. I have had the privilege of working on this project for the past 3 years. In order to garner the material for the movie, I have gone into the hospital to visit the young patients who are bravely fighting the disease and coping with the treatments. Also, I have seen parents and grandparents who are masking their heartache with a smile in hopes of lifting the spirits of the young ones in their care. I have interviewed health care workers who are on the frontline daily in their quest to deliver treatments, alleviate the pain, and help to find a cure for pediatric cancer. And, happily, I have interviewed some children and parents who have "beat the beast" and are willing to share their story to offer hope to those that are still waging the fight of their lives. It has been a very humbling, yet rewarding experience.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

top notch. All have a story to tell. Some will break your heart, others will give you reason to celebrate.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have created video presentations to help promote the cause for the Leukemia, Research, Life organization.