Kids With Courage 5 Video Transcript

Kids With Courage

Kids With Courage 5 Video Transcript

In 2013, American Family Children's Hospital and UW Carbone Cancer Center will hold the fifth Kids with Courage program for survivors of childhood cancer, their families, and the families of children who last their battle with cancer. It is a celebration of life, hope, courage, strength and the miracle of modern medical research.
 
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>> Cindy Crawford: The thing that I love about this facility is just from the second you walk in the door, you feel what a special place it is. It's a privilege to be able to into a hospital room. Everyone's so vulnerable at that time, and I feel like it's my job to make it comfortable for everybody, and to connect. Which one you like? In some ways, I think in their shoes, you know. When my brother was going through cancer, not as a parent, thank God, but I remember what that was like for my family, and just. How old are you? Three. To have someone else come in, and just say, hey, I'm thinking about you, or you'll be in our prayers, or, you know, bringing a stuffed animal for the kids that, those kids don't know who I am, but they do know that I'm someone who cares.

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>> Everybody can see me pretty well?

>> Kelly Cotter: I was grateful and honored to be invited to be part of a committee of people who came together to plan the first Kids With Courage event.

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I don't think that we ever expected that it would be continuing this many years later. We're, it's been amazing to see how it's continued to grow over the last twenty years.

>> Alexis: I'm just happy that I could survive from cancer.

>> Laura: It's amazing to see everybody get together and support each other and just be able to come together almost like a big family.

>> To see that some of these kids that maybe, you know, got diagnosed when they were young, and now they've gone on to have their own families, and are still coming back because they're so proud and honored to have been a part of this hospital I think says a lot about the kind of care they got.

>> Kami: Hayden was just tiny. He had half a head hair, and he was in his crib, and Cindy came in to visit him. He kind of looked up at her like who are you, do you have food for me. Do you have toys? It's wonderful to be able to, you know, celebrate him being a hundred percent cured, and to meet other families that have been in a situation that we have been in.

>> Paul Sonden, M.D., Ph.D.: Such an emotional event. So much progress. So much to be proud of and excited about. Seeing kids that went through, really, such difficult treatment. Parents and their lives turned upside down, and now here they are celebrating.

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