Addison King is nine years old, and like most girls that age, she has a lot to say! At WOKC, we’re delighted to listen, because Addison, who is fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, is not just your average interesting kid- she’s a WOKC Ambassador. At WOKC, we’re working for a world where children are cancer-free, but while we’re waiting, we like to take every opportunity to hear what kids fighting cancer are thinking about. Here are some of Addison’s thoughts on life, the future and how she really feels about pandas.
- What’s your favorite color? Coral
- Who is your favorite cartoon character? Stitch
- What’s your favorite movie? Lilo & Stitch
- What’s your favorite food? Watermelon
- What’s your favorite dessert? Chocolate lava cake
- What is your favorite animal? Panda
- Who is your favorite superhero? Wonder Woman and Catwoman
- What’s your favorite game? Battlefield
- What do you want to be when you grow up? Nurse
- What one thing would you want in the world wide world? A panda
- What will the world look like in 2030? Technology will help make the world much cleaner
- What makes you happy? Art
- What is one thing you want to learn how to do? Sign language
- If you could be any animal, what would you be? A panda, because they can climb well and are adorable
- If you were president, what would you do first? Raise taxes to improve recycling
- If you were in a talent show, what would your talent be? Gymnastics
- Anything special you’d like to share about yourself? My favorite things are gymnastics and painting
At WOKC, we envision a world with no children’s cancer, where kids like Addison can dream of pandas, free from illness and worry. WOKC supports kids with cancer and raises money to help further research that will eradicate children’s cancers in the near future, but we also hold special events throughout the year to honor ambassadors and their families. That’s because, in addition to helping fight disease, we also want to give these kids a chance to forget about their illnesses and just enjoy being kids. Through these events, we offer families the chance to meet others in a similar situation, so that they can support each other.
You can be a part of this by donating or running in the Spooktacular Sprint for the Children on October 22, 2016, at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. This is our 31st Annual Run for the Children, and this year we’re excited about its new, fun look and feel! You can walk or run, and there will be a costume contest and an on-site post-race party. Best of all, all proceeds benefit Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer to raise awareness and fund childhood cancer research. Register now to join the fight against childhood cancer. And while you’re at it, follow us online on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to keep up with our latest news and events and how you can make a difference in providing hope and support to children with cancer.