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Eight-Year-Old Hudson Gatton Giving Back After Defeating Cancer

When Hudson Gatton was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Leukemia at just three-years-old, mother Tamara did not know what it would mean for her son. Five years later, Hudson is cancer free, and now he and his mom are giving back by partnering with Resilience Gives’ Socks with Stories: Paying It Forward Initiative, where Hudson and 49 other pediatric cancer survivors have the opportunity to donate socks and spread a message of hope to families in the thick of treatment. Each year, an estimated 15,780 children between the ages of 0-19 are diagnosed with cancer in the US. And although survival rates have increased to 80% of children living five years or more, advocates like the Hudson and Tamara aren’t satisfied with one in five children dying. “I’m grateful everyday that Hudson is cancer free and healthy. But I’ll never forget the emotions and trauma we went through to get here. If we can help ease the journey for others, we will,” says Tamara. With the help of survivors like Hudson, Resilience Gives has set a goal of donating 10,000 pairs of non-slip socks to children in hospitals across the country. Hudson and his mom will be visiting Medstar Georgetown University Hospital […]

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