Neil Siskind is the Founder & Chairman of The Fatherhood Assignment™
Learn more at: http://www.neil-siskind-the-fatherhood-assignment.org/
Champion Children™ – The Siskind Law Firm
Working with cancer patients and cancer survivors of all ages week after week, I’ve seen many amazing examples of great bravery and strength. The attitudes of many who are facing severe health challenges are truly inspirational as they seek to and succeed in remaining positive and strong in the face of terrible and painful challenges to their health and lives. Likewise, representing entrepreneurs, I see those in need of inspiration as they push to reach their goals.
We all take knocks at some point in life- sometimes at the hands of people whom we know well, sometimes at the hands of someone who hardly knows us at all- and when it comes to sick children, sometimes at the hands of God or nature. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with an inspiring story about a child you know of who is overcoming or who has overcome physical or health challenges to achieve his or her goals and prevail over his or her own physical or health setbacks. We will publish your story on this page for our clients to read and to share with others in need of an uplifting story of hope and survival.
NEIL SISKIND, President, The Siskind Law Firm, and Founder, The Fatherhood Assignment™: http://www.neil-siskind-the-fatherhood-assignment.org/
“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”
– Helen Keller
1. Check out how Max, a child with dyslexia, used his challenge as a different way to look at the world and become an entrepreneur.
2. Alexandra “Alex” Scott was born in Manchester, Connecticut on January 18, 1996, the second of four children. Shortly before her first birthday, Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. While bravely battling her own cancer, Alex held yearly lemonade stands in her front yard to benefit childhood cancer research. News spread of the remarkable sick child dedicated to helping other sick children. People from all over the world, moved by her story, held their own lemonade stands and donated the proceeds to Alex and her cause. In August of 2004, Alex passed away at the age of 8, knowing that, with the help of others, she had raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for the disease that took her life.
3. Check out how physically challenged athletes like Alex Miller have overcome their handicaps to achieve goals in world of sports.
4. 17-year-old Michael León has been named a global messenger of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. In that role, the Crescenta Valley High School student will promote the games and continue to share his own story as a young man who has autism and diabetes, but who hasn’t let either condition keep him from succeeding in sports. http://wstr.me/dvp
5. This 17-year-old fought hard through the side effects of his brain cancer treatment. His own experience with a life-threatening medical condition inspired him to use his fighting power to help other kids with cancer: http://wish.org/wishes/wish-stories/i-wish-to-go/david-ride-for-roses
6. As part of her active surveillance plan, Caitlin received regular eye exams and MRI screening tests — initially every three months, and then, after a year, every six months. There was no sign of tumor progression until June 2008, when the MRI revealed that the tumor had grown.
7. Here’s another example of how children act like champions because of their innate desires to give, rather than take. You can choose to be the kind of person who seeks to take from and attack others, or you can be a person who tries to help and respect those around you. Hopefully children like Lauren will inspire you towards being the right kind of person. http://wish.org/wishes/wish-stories/i-wish-to-give/lauren-comfort-and-hope
8. Granted a wish by the Make-A-Wish foundation, Sylvia Yoerke decided to make another girl’s dream come true: http://www.today.com/news/i-have-everything-i-want-make-wish-recipient-donates-wish-t72461
9. In the span of a few short years, the entire landscape of Tyler Leifeste’s life changed with the death of his father and illness of his mother…but he persevered. http://www.lifehappens.org/videos/overcoming-lifes-challenges/
10, Way to Go Sharita. America is proud. http://www.newsnet5.com/sports/special-olympics-star-shares-her-unlikely-story
11. Gracie, you are a champion. At only 6 years old, you are surviving adversity every day. Keep going: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4356742/Single-mom-dressed-dad-refused-school-dance-principal.html
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