Posted: September 5, 2016
Meet Gold Getter Captain, David Fitting!
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: 23
Diagnosis: Glioblastoma Multiforme (2x)
Age at Diagnosis: 10/11
Q. What do you enjoy doing for fun?
A. I enjoy exercising.
Q. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A. I plan on pursuing a career in medicine.
Q. What has your experience with cancer taught you?
A. Going through cancer has taught me several lessons. I’ve learned to be my own advocate and to always make sure I’m in control of my health.
Q. How do you feel when you see a person or business supporting children’s cancer research?
A. The more people we can get to join the fight against pediatric cancer, the more funding and results we will see.
Q. What do you wish others knew about pediatric cancer?
A. I wish more people knew that pediatric cancer is the least funded cancer by all major cancer foundations. We need just as much support as breast cancer awareness and other major cancer groups.
Q. What would you tell someone who didn’t feel like their support of #MakeItGoldForKids would make a difference?
A. I would explain to them that their support, no matter how big or small, is always needed because ultimately everything will add up at the end.
What are you planning to do to #MakeItGoldForKids this September?
A. I plan to continue to advocate for pediatric cancer through fundraising and bringing awareness.
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