Posted: September 26, 2016
Meet Gold Getter Captain, Ansley Jones!
This year for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we interviewed our Gold Getter Captains to learn about their cancer survivor stories. Learn more about how you can help them #MakeItGoldForKids here.
Current Age: 16
Diagnosis: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Age at Diagnosis: 14 Years Old
Q. What do you enjoy doing for fun?
A. I enjoy painting, going to my high school football games, and spending time with my friends.
Q. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A. I would like to be a pediatric nurse practitioner.
Q. What has your experience with cancer taught you?
A. My experience with cancer has taught me several things. Some in particular, like not to take anything in life for granted, to live every day to the fullest, and to make the best of every situation.
Q. How do you feel when you see a person or business supporting children’s cancer research?
A. I love when people get involved and it makes me so happy to see people and businesses supporting and raising awareness for childhood cancer research.
Q. What do you wish others knew about pediatric cancer?
A. I wish more people knew that 43 children are diagnosed with cancer each day. With more awareness and research, that number can and will go down.
Q. What would you tell someone who didn’t feel like their support of #MakeItGoldForKids would make a difference?
A. I would tell them that no matter how big or small you think your support is, every bit helps us get closer to reaching our goal of finding a cure for childhood cancer.
What are you planning to do to #MakeItGoldForKids this September?
A. This September I am planning to #MakeItGoldForKids by making people in my community and on social media more aware of childhood cancer. I’m also planning a gold-themed football game where the fans in the stands wear gold to promote the cause.
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