This is my personal voice and mission statement. What I write on here are my thoughts, opinions, rants, raves, and truth about the experience of losing the most important thing a mother could lose; her child. This mission statement is one I made up and in no way shape or form, reflects The Ronan Thompson Foundation. This is my own Rockstar Mission Statement. To me, this is about so much more than just raising money. I want to change the world. I want to be the reason you wake up in the morning and make the most of you life. I want to be the reason that you stand up for yourself and don’t take no for an answer. I want to be the reason you are the best mommy, father, son, daughter, sister, brother, friend, lover, boyfriend, girlfriend, aunt uncle, grandma, grandpa, or ROCKSTAR that you can possibly be. I want to be the reason you live your life the the fullest because that is how Ronan would have lived his. And he never got the chance. Which is fucking bullshit. You are here. You can do anything. So DO IT!
I am not here to raise a small amount of money for childhood cancer. But I am thankful for every penny that you give. I am here to raise millions and millions of dollars for a very big dream that we have. A dream that involves the best research, care and treatment that is possible to give to cancer patients and their families. Because it is what they deserve. They deserve to not feel like they are just another number, not just another statistic. They deserve to know that they matter and they are in the best hands possible, in every aspect of this horrific fight.
This is us. This is for Ronan. This is for all the kids fighting cancer who deserve better. Who deserve the best. Who deserve to have a voice and to stop being treated like lab rats. Ronan is the reason behind this movement that is about to take place. He is the reason that we will continue to fight this fight. No parent should have to outlive their child. People need to start paying attention because as we have learned, Childhood Cancer, does not discriminate. It is the NUMBER ONE disease killer of children in the word. It claims the lives of more children annually than any other disease – more than asthma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis & AIDS combined. It can happen to anyone. Including the most beautiful, loving, happy, family…. like us. Ronan was our everything. We were his everything. It is not acceptable that we no longer can be together. Ronan fought this disease with everything he had and lived his entire life full of courage, laughter and love. As Ronan’s mama, I made Ronan a promise that I plan on keeping. I promised him that I would continue to fight for him until people start listening, survival rates improve, and one day, a cure is found. With your help, you can play an active role in this. It will be no easy feat: It is going to take an army of love and support. Ronan did not deserve to die. No child does. The fact that this is happening in this day and age is unacceptable.
Thank you for visiting Ronan’s blog. Thank you for supporting us. Thank you for believing that there is more to life, than the everyday “stuff,” that we tend to get caught up in. Thank you for wanting to be a part this adventure.
Miss you Ronan. Love you forever. I won’t break my promise. FUCK YOU CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!