Mia just 6 months prior to diagnosis.
MIA ROSE MCCAFFREY was just 6-years-old when she died from childhood cancer (rhabdomyosarcoma) after having been diagnosed just one year prior.
Mia didn’t “earn her angel wings” or “lose her battle,” and she certainly hasn’t “gone to a better place.” These are all terms that we adults often use to soften the blow when we hear that a child has died. It’s a way for us to temporarily take our heads out of the sand in order to show our respect to the grieving family, before ultimately sticking them back into the sand so that we can pretend that childhood cancer truly is a rare disease.
Every day in September (childhood cancer awareness month), Mia’s brave mom Marian will give us a small glimpse into what their life was like during Mia’s fight against rhabdomyosarcoma. Marian’s posts won’t always be “easy” to read, but there’s nothing easy about childhood cancer, and keep in mind that the McCaffrey’s weren’t a childhood cancer family until the day that they were.
Please share Mia’s story and GO GOLD this September, more awareness = more funding for desperately needed research (click here to donate towards rhabdomyosarcoma research).
Click "Read More" (below right) to access Marian's blog posts.