In her February 2017 TEDNYC Talk, Amy Green, a mother of three, explains how she was forced to endure the diagnosis of her youngest child with a rare tumor, resulting in a life-threatening form of cancer. Green took it upon herself to create a story to tell her other children in hopes that they learn about cancer. She also created a video game called “That Dragon, Cancer,” which received an award for having a significant impact on its players. Her courage and strength have impacted many lives, and in her TED Talk she stated: “That lesson of intense vulnerability has changed me more than any award ever could.” After going through so much, she still manages to change the lives of others in the best way possible.
In central Florida, New Hope for Kids provides a wide variety of support services for children and families dealing with grief and life-threatening illnesses. For information about the crucial services this local nonprofit provides, or to learn about the ways you can support local families dealing with these issues, visit the New Hope for Kids website.