Periwinkle Foundation

Make It A Splendid Week – “Declaration of Independence”

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Fireworks at Camp Periwinkle!

Declaration of Independence

By the delegates of the Fruia Family

In the Fruia Home

In Sugar Land, TX

On the first day of February 2007


I would like to claim independence from the hated disease Cancer task management.

I believe that every kid has the right to feel healthy without the worry of a terrible disease.

A kid needs to be able to look normal and keep their hair on their head and not puff up like a blowfish.

I also declare that a kid should not have to endure scary and sometimes painful procedures that come with the treatment of Cancer.

By Raymie, 2007


“Make It A Splendid Week” is a weekly post featuring a poem from one of our talented young authors in The Splendid Review.  Learn more about The Splendid Review and The Periwinkle Foundation’s Arts & Creative Writing Program or like The Splendid Review on Facebook

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