Taylor Carol, then and now
We’ve reached another milestone, thanks in part to the generosity of the Global Giving community!
As of November, HopeLab has distributed more than 150,000 free copies of Re-Mission to young cancer patients and clinicians around the world. We’re enthusiastic about this marker of HopeLab’s impact in the lives of young people with cancer. Based on information provided by the Livestrong Young Adult Alliance, we know that almost 70,000 young adults between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer each year – that’s almost equivalent to the entire population of Redwood City, California, where HopeLab is based.
With new diagnoses of adolescent and young adult cancer each year, we’re committed to putting Re-Mission into the hands of as many of the young people who might benefit as possible. In an article published in Pediatrics, researched showed that Re-Mission empowers youth to adhere to their treatment, better understand their cancer, and increase self-efficacy (see link below).
We want to continue giving this powerful gift to young people in need. Please join us in our work to help young patients fight their cancer!
[Photo: Taylor was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2007; he started playing Re-Mission soon after. He’s now a healthy teen who supports HopeLab’s work by sharing his experience with cancer and Re-Mission.]