I find myself feeling a little frustrated at how much breast cancer stuff I’m seeing this month. I’ve been asked to donate to breast cancer research at least 5 times in the last 2 weeks. I’ve seen pink things in ads, in stores and on t.v. It’s everywhere!
It’s not that I think breast cancer is an unworthy cause. My high school friend/college roommate recently completed chemo for breast cancer and is okay. I’m glad people are concerned about it. It just makes me wonder why breast cancer gets SO much publicity and stillbirths get none. 40,000 women die from breast cancer each year and 26,000 babies are stillborn. That’s not super far off in numbers. And that 26,000 doesn’t include the much higher number of miscarriages or the incidents of SIDS. Couldn’t our precious babies garner a little of that attention? Couldn’t people be asked in stores to donate to research on these things? I know there is March of Dimes, Star Legacy Foundation, ASAP and a few other organizations who do work in that realm, but it’s so much less publicized. Breast cancer even has cutesy slogans like “Save the Ta Ta’s”. What is more cute than a baby? And yet our losses are largely silent. No one is making products with specially colored labels for them. I wish our lost babies could get a little slice of that pie.
In my case, I do not believe that medical science could have saved my Luke because I believe that God chose his time. They could not find anything wrong with him. But I do think it’s a cause worth investing in for future babies.