This Is What Childhood Cancer Looks Like

“Your child has cancer.”

Every three minutes, a parent hears those devastating words. And every year, an estimated 91,250 children around the world die from cancer — 250 each day. Yet only four percent of federal funding for cancer research goes toward childhood cancers.

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, HuffPost Parents is shining a light on families affected by the disease.

Here are 15 young cancer fighters and their stories, written by their parents (plus, one mom’s childhood photo.)

Last year, we also invited families touched by childhood cancer in the HuffPost Parents Facebook community the opportunity to share their photos and stories. Here are more of the courageous faces of childhood cancer.

Captions have been edited and condensed.

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