Just a quick but important message that we wanted to get out to everyone. I had the opportunity to meet with Robert Indian of the State of Ohio Health Department. He is the one heading up the Leukemia study for Avon Lake. He has been working in the past year and a half and has gathered a lot of data in regards to Avon Lake and childhood cancer. He is going to have a report out in July with all the details.
As a separate study, he is taking a closer look into all the children’s cancer in Avon Lake. He wants to reach out and talk with every family whose lives have been affected by childhood cancer. So here is what you can do to help. He is going to do a detailed study of every child (15 years or younger at the time of diagnosis) who has had cancer diagnosed while living in Avon Lake from 1994 up through April 15, 2007. He will meet and talk with all of them if they so desire. The only catch is he has to know about them in order to include them in the study. He needs to know who these children are in order to get a better understanding of the numbers. So, we need to help Robert Indian and get him the following information no later than April 15, 2007. We only have 5 days. Please email the foundation with as many children's information as possible. Send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org :
Name of Child
Type of cancer
Date of Diagnosis
No family has to participate. Robert Indian will contact them to discuss details and ALL information will be kept confidential. He would still like the basic information so that he knows about all the cancers, but you don't have to participate. If you don't want to email this information to the foundation, you can call him directly. Email us for the phone number so that not just anyone will call.
Please send this information ASAP. Even if you don't know all the information, please send us what you do know. You don't have to be living in Avon Lake today, just on the date of diagnosis.
Please call, email and talk with everyone you know in Avon Lake today. We need this information to make sure that the information is accurate.
Ed and Megan