Today is Blog Action Day;
Founded in 2007, Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages to blog about one important global topic on the same day.
The topics previous years have been related to the climate change, food, water and poverty. This years theme is “Power of We” hand here is my post;
I don’t know how I came across her blog, I must have read about it somewhere, it is however one of the blogs I have followed for a longer period of time. It’s also one of the blogs where you start wondering if the writer is still dead or alive when there has been a while since the latest post.
I’m talking about Alice and I think many people have heard about her, especially tweeter’s, since she has been trending a couple of times. It’s amazing how someone so young can make the impact that she does, and stay strong even though she is fighting terminal cancer.
What amazes me as well is how people suddenly come together to help her fulfill all the wishes on her Bucket list. Her blog has had a huge impact around the world, and there are people doing anything in her power to make sure that she doesn’t die without ticking off as many items on that list, and it’s great…it’s just that, how to say this?
What about all the kids out there that don’t have access to a computer? How about all the kids that aren’t capable of sitting down in front of a computer and write? How about all those kids that doesn’t really know what is out there to wish for?
If we can all rally behind a 16-year-old because she has the gift of writing and articulate what she wants, can we not then rally behind all the other 16 year old’s that are suffering from terminal cancer, there must be loads out there! How to we help them trend on twitter? How to we help them meet their biggest idols? How do we help them get the best treatment out there?
How many 16-year-old kids die from terminal cancer because their parents can not afford the treatment they need? How many 16-year-old kids die from terminal cancer because they can not go to the doctor and get the diagnosis?
I wish Alice all the best of luck, I also wish that every 16-year-old with terminal cancer get to tick of all the items on their bucket lists – I know that all of us can help them do that!