It is and should be a popular cause to support cancer research for children and children who endure the shocking ordeal of cancer.
No child should have to endure cancer. Ever. It is a tragic function of our scary, broken world.
But what if there were “better” and “worse” ways to get cancer?
And what if some of the worse ways had to do with enduring other things that children should not have to be exposed to? Second-hand smoke? Meth labs in their homes? Physical abuse? Or sexual exploitation?
The terrible truth is that some people do get cancer from being sexually exploited and physically abused.
People like Robbie Middleton.
Kids you will probably never see on a poster for cancer research because our society systematically marginalizes child abuse victims.
Imagine. Imagine the hell of that kind of abuse–that it could result in a boy’s death.
Then imagine you and I were the ones who looked away because it was too hard to bear.
Too hard indeed.