Krissy Gallagher, mom of 2012 Ambassador Austin, shares how childhood cancer research impacted their family, and why they’ve stayed involved with St. Baldrick’s through the years.
Krissy and her husband, Mark, with their two boys, Austin and Braedan, at a St. Baldrick’s event last year.
But every day we know that we’re the lucky ones because we’ve never had to hear the words, “There’s nothing else we can do.”
And the reason for that is childhood cancer research. If Austin had been diagnosed with his rare cancer 20 years earlier than he was, I’m pretty confident he wouldn’t be here today. Pretty positive, in fact. But somebody 20 years ago funded the research that saved his life. Now it’s our turn to do the same for some other child, and some other mother, 20 years from now.