From July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012 Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics treated 33 Douglas County children in their fight against cancer. Childhood cancer is very specialized and therefore our area children cannot be treated locally. The financial and emotional difficulties of childhood cancer are staggering not to mention the difficulties involved in traveling out of town for treatment. Over the past 5 years Children's Mercy has provided an average of $17.5 million per year in care to Douglas County children (all care not just cancer care). Over half ($9.1 million per year) of which the hospital does not receive compensation. Our support will help them financially continue providing exceptional care to our area children fighting cancer and for follow up care through their Survive and Thrive Program.
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