This flyer discusses the current challenges childhood cancer patients and survivors face, and how funding for Pediatric Cancer Support Navigators can help our kids thrive as they transition back to school.
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0% of Virginia's $20 million cancer funding in the state budget is dedicated to children with cancer. Our kids deserve more support from state leadership so they can keep up in school during treatment and thrive afterward. #vachildhoodcancer
On average, kids with cancer miss 43 days of school during their first year of treatment and get little to no dedicated help from schools to keep with their peers. Our kids deserve a better education. #vachildhoodcancer
Beating cancer isn't always the end of the fight. 2/3 of all childhood cancer survivors will develop at least one late effect from the disease or treatment that makes it harder to learn. I’m advocating to make sure #vachildhoodcancer survivors get the help they need in school!