KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was a day of celebration for more than 200 childhood cancer survivors and their families. Saturday morning, Children's Mercy Hospital held their Survivors Day Celebration at Crown Center.
It gave the families a chance to meet and reflect on what the children and their families have been through. It was also an opportunity for them to reunite with the medical staff that treated them.
Each child has been cancer free for at least two years.
Children’s Mercy has started the Survive and Thrive Program, which provides ongoing care and services to young cancer survivors beyond their treatment. It offers specialized attention, emotional care and education on healthy lifestyle choices.
For more information about the program, visit http://tinyurl.com/76wt4xj .
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Two fitness instructors at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Shawnee, Kan., believe fitness is the key to a healthy and happy life.