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Better Angels: Children’s Cancer Awareness with Sadie Keller
September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL CHILDREN’S CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Join our chat with Sadie Keller who will be speaking about her experience with cancer and her book, Better Angels. She will be joined by her friend, Sydney Sherwood, who is hosting the conversation.
At the age of seven, Sadie Keller was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. For two-and-a-half years, Sadie fought through many hard times and was out of school for her 2nd and 3rd grade years. She received her last chemotherapy on May 26, 2017, and continues to receive monthly checkups and lab work.
“This fierce, heartbreaking book had me cheering, crying, and ultimately shouting “you got this girl!” The strength of Sadie Keller, and the children like her, shone through on every page and will stay with you long after you close the book.” –Wendy Mills, award-winning author of POSITIVELY BEAUTIFUL
“Better Angels is so inspiring and deeply personal, you can feel the honesty and emotion coming off the pages.” – Amanda Maxlyn, USA Today Bestselling Author
“Heart-rending and inspiring. Sadie is a modern day warrior in the battle against pediatric cancer, and her story will leave you hopeful for the future.” – Melanie Conklin, author of novels for young readers including Counting Thyme
Only two months after Sadie was diagnosed, she began making videos about what it’s like to have cancer as a child. She did these in a closet without her parents knowing. Sadie hated to not know what to expect, so she made these videos to help other kids not be so afraid. These videos have been used on ESPN during Jimmy V week. Sadie’s mission continued as she began working with TheTruth365 to help raise awareness for Childhood Cancer.
Out of all the money given to cancer research from the National Cancer Institute, only 4% is given to all childhood cancers. Sadie lobbies in Washington D.C. several times a year to help change this and for several Childhood Cancer Acts. She has helped lobby the passage of the Creating Hope Act, RACE for Children Act, and the STAR Act in which she was invited to the Oval Office while the President signed it into law. She is a public speaker, advocate and helps run her foundation to help thousands of Childhood Cancer fighters all over the United States.
CONGRESSMAN MICHAEL McCAUL | FOREWORD
Congressman Michael McCaul is ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. As the founder of the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus, he led the fight for new laws to help the 16,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year, as well as survivors facing the long-term effects of their treatment.
ABOUT THE HOST | SYDNEY SHERWOOD
Sydney Sherwood is a 18-year-old singer/songwriter from New Jersey. Sydney has been a childhood cancer advocate for the past eleven years. She began advocating soon after her brother was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma.
She has held many fundraisers, has lobbied on Capitol Hill, and has donated many hours of her time and talent to the cause.
Sydney began singing and playing guitar at the age of 10 as a way to express her emotions as she was separated from her family often during her brother’s years of treatment and many surgeries. Soon after, she began using her gift of song to perform at childhood cancer events and to lead worship at church.
On March 3, 2019, Sydney released her first EP, Beauty from Ashes. Her release show was held at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. In 2019, Sydney also received a golden ticket to Hollywood from American Idol celebrity judges; Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie.
Because of all that Sydney has been through, has seen, and has overcome, she lives a life of service – serving others and showing compassion to others continually on a daily basis.
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