Valley medical center hosts a day of fun for childhood cancer patients

- Getting a diagnosis as serious as cancer as a child can be tough - that's why Cardon Children's Medical Center invited nearly 100 child cancer survivors and their families to make memories at Fat Cats Fun in Gilbert. 

"We have kiddos here today that are still going through treatment. We have kiddos that have been off treatment for 10, 15 years that are here to play today, and we just have them come out and be together as families and have a really good day," said nurse Christine Jorgensen.

In April 3-year-old Kyla was diagnosed with leukemia. Her mother, Amber Mugwagwa, said hearing that your child is sick stops the world.

"The first day was rough. We definitely didn't want to see anyone or do anything," Mugwagwa said.

However, the two felt the love from organizations across the Valley dedicated to funding research and treating childhood cancer. Events like this one help make their journey a little less lonely.

Even though Kyle and all other childhood cancer patients have a long road of recovery ahead, it provides comfort to know there are others to lean on.

 

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