Did You Know?
The incidence of invasive pediatric cancers is up 29% in the past 20 years?
Meghan Belongia, RN
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Meghan always knew she wanted to be a nurse. Diagnosed with leukemia at age 5, she bonded with the nurses during her own painful and difficult treatments and, when she was grown, began helping kids in similar situations. As a pediatric nurse practitioner who is also a cancer survivor, Meghan is able to give children and families the hope they need to endure a challenging road to recovery and survival. Don’t be afraid, Megan says, to look in the eyes of a child with cancer. Talk to them, support their family, and take action to fund early phase clinical trials to find cures. By having conversations, we can break down the barriers and the fears and allow a future next generation of nurses, like Meghan, to make a difference.