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A Plea from Seventh Grader Caroline N. Smith


A Plea from Seventh Grader Caroline N. Smith

Dear World,

Hi! I am a regular 7th grade girl with the world’s biggest dream. This is serious so pay attention. I am a girl with a huge part in my heart dedicated to certain people. These people are those who have cancer. I don’t understand why this has to happen, why do some have to have cancer. I don’t understand why this has to happen to little kids. They are innocent and don’t deserve this.

Kids at the age of 2 have died because of the disease! Then you go on the streets and see people giving their money to games and machines. It’s stupid. You also hear on TV about how we are spending billions of dollars on spaceships that are only used once. It is just wrong! All of that money could have saved half the kids in world but instead they choose to go to Mars. Why would they choose to go to Mars if they are killing more people by sending them there?

st-jude-logo1I say we save the people with cancer and let the people that don’t have cancer stay alive! I know I’m not the only one who thinks that cancer is horrible, especially when it’s small children. I do know for a fact that I am the only one that has EVER existed that cries about it about twice a month and that has St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in my browser history because I go to that site everyday.

You all are probably thinking “she probably had someone who died in her family that had cancer.” Well, you are right; but, I didn’t even know him, so basically you’re wrong. I am not the type of person who cries over things. I cry because they could have had fun lives but now they are in pain.

For example, there was a little boy who was 3 years old. He had cancer and was in pain his entire life. He was always happy and brought up the mood when around his family. He went though many procedures, but none helped. I know that I don’t know what the actual procedures were but he was a loving boy. His family really misses him and wishes it didn’t happen to their baby boy. He is now in a better place, heaven, with no pain in him. He is now extremely happy and doesn’t have to worry about living longer. I got this off of the St. Jude’s Children’s hospital website. There are so many more stories like this one but I am crying and that would take your entire lives. That means there are a lot of sick children if it would take your entire life. Then just imagine how many more children get it during the day and then also how many children die. Just think about it.

Anyway, I’m here to persuade you to help these poor kids and donate to your local hospital. These kids deserve much better and they need to have a wonderful, pain free, life. You might take it for granted but there are little boys and girls out there who have made it their mission in life to feel happy in their lives and will do a lot for that to happen. I am on their side. My mission is for them to feel perfect. I pray and hope everyday that by the time I’ve grown old there will be a cure. Hopefully in the end they will have fun lives out of pain, they will be seeing their favorite football games out of the hospital, and they will be having a great life! I know this is quite short but if you really care and actually paid attention you know that they need help and that you are a key factor to the life or death of not only kids but of the disease its self.

One last thing… To all the kids out there who are suffering, just remember, good comes out of everything.

Seventh grader Caroline N. Smith, Severna Park Middle School, Anne Arundel County, loves to act and do cheerleading.

Works Cited: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 2015. Web.