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

This entry is a part of our series “Make it a Splendid Week”! Follow along weekly to enjoy excerpts from The Splendid Review, an anthology of poems, short stories and autobiographies written by talented young writers engaged in the Periwinkle Arts In Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.

To request a printed copy of The Splendid Review email Erin Overhouse at

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