Today at school we received sad news that last night one of our students lost his battle with neuroblastoma. He would have been in 1st grade this year. I wish to respect the privacy and feelings of the family and not go into any more detail here. I’m new to the school this year, and while I never knew the child, and do not know the family, the impact of this event was felt quite heavily throughout the staff and the students that did. It also affected me in a way I did not expect.
There currently is no cure for neuroblastoma, and treatments for this form of childhood cancer are not as actively being sought as the “patient base” is not large enough to be profitable to drug companies.
To learn more about neuroblastoma, you can visit here: American Cancer Society