'no child should die in the dawn of life' - Danny Thomas, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Why I fight?
Hi, I'm Christiane.
Music and boxing saved my life, and now it's time to give back.
Once we’ve been to hell and back, it becomes impossible to not do everything in our power to serve and be the light for those still in the throes of darkness. Cancer has touched every single one of us, in some kind of way. I have watched loved ones, both family and friends, wage a brave battle against this ruthless disease. Many of the battles were lost, many more are ongoing. But the courage and grace each and everyone of these valiant souls chose to draw from continues to inspire.
Many of you have followed my journey back to mental and physical health. My healthy mind and body, my voice and my strength, are a privilege, and it is my privilege to put them to good use in fighting not only cancer, but also fear and hopelessness. If courage and perseverance can help save lives, let's go get it and then some.
I chose St. Jude's Children's Hospital as my primary charity, as I have always been inspired by everything they do for cancer-stricken children from around the world. I'm also grateful for Haymakers for Hope for working with me on making sure the proceeds go to their partner organizations in Beirut, Children's Cancer Center Lebanon, as children there do not have access to even basic treatment, let alone cures or the benefits of research. It brings me immense joy to be able to do something for them amidst the devastating economic collapse and ruin my country of origin has been experiencing in the last three years.
I hope you join me on this journey, and share and support as we continue to fight the good fight!
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Updates will also be posted on the pages below, see you in the trenches!