F. Scott Fitzgerald (via bunnen)
With all the hype for the The Fault in Our Stars movie, how about taking a moment to appreciate a real life hero for cancer?
James Ragan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was 13 years old. This type of cancer usually occurs in young teens, but is so rare that little funding is provided for research. Unfortunately, that means that the few who DO contract it are almost certain to die young. James Ragan, knowing he had little time left, founded the Triumph Over Kid Cancer Foundation with his sister Mecklin to raise awareness and funding for cancer research so that no child will ever have to face their terminal cancer with a sense of hopelessness again.
It was a great tragedy to everyone when James lost his battle to cancer this year, at the age of 20. He’s been an inspiration to everyone he has met (including me) and we’ve made it our mission to make sure that HIS mission will continue after his death.
Support his cause by checking out the trailer to the documentary of his life, Until 20 by Paksima Productions.
John Lennon (via psych-facts)
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