I am very disappointed and sad that we still don’t have enough votes to go before the Obama Administration. Seriously, people? I thought for sure we would have no trouble meeting the 5,000 mark by the end of the first week. Who is reading this and NOT signing? I would sign every single day 5,000 times if I could. I would create 5,000 different email addresses and sign with them all if I thought it was in the legal or that if it wasn’t, if I thought I could get away with it. You do have to give your email address, but that is only because they want people to vote only once per petition. And you do get a confirmation email, which is nice, I think, because then you know your signature took. It is their way of identifying you. If they didn’t ask for your email address, it would be chaos, people voting all willy-nilly like. Also, what is more important, the lives of children or your email address? Be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t receive a confirmation. And wouldn’t you like to know the outcome? I think they send you an email after the deadline too, if your petition is going forward. We, the army against childhood cancer, want to get that email. Desperately.
JUST SIGN! Like Nike says, JUST DO IT!
In all seriousness, I am thinking of going to my facebook friends’ individual pages and posting the link. Granted, it will take all day, and all night too probably, but if it got the votes, it would be worth it. Children do NOT deserve to be lost in the shuffle! They deserve to come first and foremost, before anybody else. Certainly before breast cancer patients. After all, children are our future. If we don’t fight for them, who in the world will?
You are NEEDED. Do you understand that? Your voice is needed. The cries of the children are proof of that. If you are unsure about signing, just go visit an children’s onocology ward at your local hospital, and then tell me no. Tell me that you won’t take 3 minutes to make an account and vote for them.
To those of you who disagree with this petition and the government’s role in fighting childhood cancer, just think a minute: What more could my parents have done for me, to stop what happened? Perhaps if the government was giving more money to childhood cancer research back then, perhaps they would have known better and stopped whatever they were doing wrong. Children do not deserve to be tossed aside by our government or by our country as a whole. And yet, that is what is happening. So many lives lost. And what are we learning? Nothing. We, the public, are raising money. We have our foundations. BUT IT ISN’T ENOUGH. We need to do more. We need to pull out all the stops. Not tomorrow, but TODAY. NOW!
46 children are diagnosed a day, and 7 children die every day. That doesn’t seem so rare, does it? It’s not. These children need us. They need YOU!