5 years ago I was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer. After having worked for over 10 years with kids battling cancers, my diagnosis hit different. I had watched their battles, been with some as they lost their battles. I celebrated with those who‘d come out through the flames and watched how badly those flames burned. The sicknesses of the disease and the systems built around the disease are devastating. No child should face death, and no child should face red tape because of systems that put money first. As an advocate you keep your head up high beside these kids battling. Like a soldier guarding royalty, you stand tall to remind them…