- Duckprints champions these heroes who have left their footprint in this important cause through ceremonies at childhood cancer hospitals, user-generated nominations on www.aflacduckprints.com and in social media.
- The goal of Duckprints is to generate a groundswell of excitement that will result in an increase in both donations and awareness, with the ultimate mission of eradicating childhood cancer.
- The Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is one of the
- largest childhood cancer centers in the country.
- The Aflac Cancer Center is committed to providing childhood cancer patients a brighter future through
- advanced medical treatment, family-centered care, a child-friendly environment and innovative research.
- Here's an Aflac Cancer Center Survivor Story:
Austin Freeman was born on April 20, 2003. Shortly after his tenth birthday, he hurt his back and went to the doctor with persistent pain. The doctor took x-rays and thought it was likely a bruise from a fall he had taken. Austin then told the doctor that he had been experiencing pain in his groin area as well. The doctor initially attributed it to the fall and Austin started to head home with his mom.. Before leaving the parking lot, the cell phone rang. It was the nurse, saying the doctor didn’t feel comfortable not giving a full examination of the groin area. They went back in, did x-rays and discovered the mass, which unfortunately was diagnosed as Ewing Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer.
Austin was treated at the Aflac Cancer Center in Atlanta Georgia, where he received numerous doses of chemotherapy and radiation. Thankfully, after a very difficult year, Austin has been cancer free since March of 2014.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.