Educational services for pediatric cancer survivors – Foundation ThinkAgain makes learning possible!

educational services for pediatric cancer survivorsImagine that you are six years old and you’ve had a fever for days that your doctor can’t seem to bring under control with typical antibiotics. Then one day, when you get out of bed, your legs collapse…

Now you are in a hospital waiting for chemotherapy (you have been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia).  Your mother and father are in the room with you, as the nurses get you ready to have a needle inserted into your arm…

You spend most of the time at home.  You feel tired pretty much all of the time.  You throw up sometimes and you can’t get rid of the persistent nausea.  You don’t have any hair…

When you finally return to school and try to take up where you left off, you’re so far behind, you get overwhelmed (the last thing you need now if you are going to completely recover from acute lymphoblastic leukemia) …

You can’t remember everything.  Sometimes it’s hard to pay attention.  It’s getting harder and harder to read.  Your teachers feel sorry for you, but they don’t know what to do…

About 80% of children diagnosed with cancer under the age of fifteen will survive their disease.  We owe this remarkable success to greatly improved treatment methods.

However, many children who survive cancer develop significant difficulties in learning.  Children who undergo treatments such as chemotherapy, surgical resection, and bone marrow transplants, frequently develop conditions than impair their learning.

Young children who undergo treatment for conditions such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia and brain tumors often miss up to two years of school. In addition, they may develop complications such as infections and neurological changes that negatively affect their learning abilities.

These children need specialized educational services to restore their ability to learn.  These services are relatively expensive, rarely covered by medical insurance, and not typically available through school districts.

Los Angeles-based non-profit organization, Foundation ThinkAgain helps children who have survived the physical and emotional trauma of cancer recover their ability to learn by funding these crucially needed, specialized educational services such as educational therapy, cognitive rehabilitation, occupational therapy, and vision therapy.

Please consider a generous donation to the young children who have beat cancer only to lose their ability to succeed in school.  Foundation ThinkAgain is gratefully accepting generous donations from individuals and corporations.

Visit Foundation ThinkAgain’s website to make a donation and to learn more about its work on behalf of children surviving cancer.  If you work for a large company, check with your employer’s Human Resource Department to see if they have a program to match donations to non-profits.

Foundation ThinkAgain, providing educational therapy and cognitive rehabilitation to children affected by cancer and brain tumors. FTA is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

Changing lives one child at a time…

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