Lets Eradicate Childhood Cancer with #Duckprints and Aflac

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As many of you may remember, I lost my Grandfather to Cancer in October. He had a rare kind of lung cancer that had spread to much of his body before it was discovered. He and his doctors decided on a chemo plan but he was not given much hope. Even with chemo, he wouldn't live long, but my Grandfather was optimistic. Eventually, he stopped fighting and said his goodbyes. He passed less than 6 months after his diagnosis.

I have lost many more family members to cancer, and watch many family members fight the battle. A family friend's child recently lost his battle with cancer. I want nothing more than to see this health tragedy eradicated. I never want to see another family member fight Cancer.

Luckily, science has made great leaps and cancer is much less likely to be terminal than it was even 10 years ago. In fact, the five-year survival rates for all childhood cancers combined increased from 58.1 percent in 1977 to 79.6 percent in 2003, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Aflac has been active in the fight against childhood cancer for nearly 20 years. During that time, the
company has been fortunate to meet many unsung heroes who have made a real difference in the fight
against childhood cancer. To honor these individuals, Aflac has created the Duckprints award. Duckprints
champions these heroes through ceremonies at childhood cancer hospitals, user-generated nominations on
www.duckprints.aflac.com and in social media. Thanks to donations made to the research and treatment of this disease, 75 percent of childhood cancers can now be cured.

The Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is one of the largest childhood cancer centers in the country. Aflac is proud to have donated more than $87 million to the Aflac Cancer Center, with the goal of reaching $100 million by the end of 2015.

One of these Unsung heroes is Trisha Henry Gaffney, a cancer survivor and a patient of The Aflac Cancer Center. Trisha was first diagnosed with a rare cancer at 19, while a college student and swimmer. She went through chemotherapy. The cancer and treatment wreaked havoc on her body. When Trisha and her husband were ready to start a family, she found that one of the side effects was going through early menopause. She froze some eggs, and was later able to use a surrogate to have her daughter, Isabelle.

In honor of Mother’s Day and Aflac’s goal to help support the fight against childhood cancer, Aflac will donate $2 to the Aflac Cancer Center for every post or tweet of former Aflac Cancer Center patient Trisha Henry Gaffney’s inspiring story using #Duckprints.

Do you want to help raise money to eradicate childhood cancer? Well, now through Mother's Day (May 11th), Aflac will donate $2 to the Aflac Cancer Center. Just use #Duckprints in your social media efforts. Every tweet, retweet, Facebook post, or share will count in this fundraising effort. 

Because Aflac is so amazing, one lucky reader of The Palmetto Queen will win a $50 gift card to restaraunt.com.

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About Aflac: Aflac is the number one provider of supplemental insurance in the United States. Aflac is different from health insurance; it’s insurance for daily living. 


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  2. How i survived lungs cancer.
    I was diagnosed of lung cancer in 2011 and the doctor (oncologist), because i was a chronic smoker who started smoking from 16 and told me i had just two years to live that my lungs had been damaged, that even on the best medication i still had two years. I needed help because i was scared to die and i did chemotherapy, radiotherapy and it was unable to treat or help me. I coughed nearly every minute. In my death clock counting just 6 months remaining, if you knew me then i was good as dead because the cancer had eaten me up. My wife was fortunate enough to contact doctor Amber, a herbal doctor who came and treated me in our house using his medicine and that is how i was saved (where western medicine and methods failed), that was the greatest decision my wife had taken aside marrying me. Today i am totally fine without any symptoms of cancer, it was all confirmed by my oncologist that i am clean. Do not die in silence or rely only on western medicine herbal medicine is very effective. If you have any related form of cancer simply contact the doctor directly on (drambermurray@gmail.com) for more information about his treatment.