Meet Jonah!

Posted on September 26 2016

Meet Jonah!

Jonah

Once in a blue moon a cell in a child’s adrenal will make a bad copy of itself and multiply. They call it Neuroblastoma. That’s what happened to Jonah, to us. We found the cancer on his third birthday. It was painfully ironic that the day he was born three years later would also be the day we found out he could die. We even ordered the same take-out pizza, because we didn’t know what else to do. I couldn’t eat it.

Once there's a blue moon, you meet once-in-a-blue-moon people. The day after our diagnoses, they began trickling into our lives through the door of our hospital room. The doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and child life workers at Children’s Mercy were perfectly pre-packaged. They knew what to do when I had to be convinced to eat. “Treatment is a marathon, not a race,” they said,“you have to take care of yourself."

“Through the next few days, I am honored to tell you about the people who work on the cancer floor at Children’s Mercy through our family story. It has a lot of drama.”
- Annie Noll, Jonah’s mom
The Kansas City Clothing Co. in partnership with KC’s Supporting Kids Foundation has created, SUPERHEROES OF KC, a limited edition t-shirt line aimed to reveal the heroes among us. Throughout September, Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, a portion of the proceeds of every t-shirt go to local families afflicted with the disease. Reveal your identity and get your KC Superheroes shirt.

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