September is Childhood Cancer Awareness and ACTION Month and the gold ribbon is the symbol. We're honored that Hannah, one of Luka's beloved Nurse Practioners at the UNC Hematology-Oncology Clinic, paid tribute to "Go Gold" in honor of Luka.
While Luka didn't have a cancer diagnosis, he played alongside his peers with cancer at the UNC Pediatric Hem-Onc Clinic where he visited 1-2 a week, sometimes daily his entire life. Luka had similar treatments as kids with cancer -- bone marrow transplant, chemo, steroids, G-CSF injections, IVIG, IV antibiotics and anti-fungals through a central line. We grew to know and love kids and families in the clinic of all diagnoses and stand with them to raise awareness and ACTION.
We are honored that Hannah thought of Luka and kids with rare diseases as we all GO GOLD together to raise awareness for the need for ACTION for a cure for many childhood cancers and rare blood diseases.