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Six Year Old Boy Raises $10K for Dad’s Cancer Treatment, Healthcare System Still Broken

Six Year Old Boy Raises $10K for Dad’s Cancer Treatment, Healthcare System Still Broken
7 years ago

Six Year Old Boy Raises $10K for Dad’s Cancer Treatment, Healthcare System Still Broken

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Depending on where you’re reading the story about six year old Drew Cox, you get a different taste in your mouth. From local affiliates and mom-blogs, you get a sense of heart-warming lemony-goodness. But Boing Boing‘s Xeni Jardin wants you to remember something: these “heart-warming” stories highlight the sad fact that the state of health care in the United States is absolutely abominable.

As the crow flies, Texas father Randy Cox has a rare form of cancer. Cox can’t afford his medical bills (who can?), and his six year old son, Drew, raised $10,000 to help dad out. “Doctors gave an excellent prognosis,” says the Cox family’s fundraising website, “and thinks he only needs 4 cycles of chemotherapy using 2 medications. He goes 6 hours a day for a week and then off for two weeks before the next cycle begins.”

But Drew didn’t raise $10,000 for his dad with a fundraising website. Drew did it, incredibly, with a lemonade stand.

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7 years ago

“Are You Farting, Mom?”

My friend Jamie posted this last night. That mom must have eaten Disney food.

Foul Ball Win
7 years ago

Foul Ball Win

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An awesome moment happened last night during a Giants/Phillies game at Candlestick Park where a man catches a foul ball and just gives it to a kid a couple seats …
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PQotW: What’s the Best Single Bit of Parenting Advice You’ve Got?
7 years ago

PQotW: What’s the Best Single Bit of Parenting Advice You’ve Got?

This week’s Podcast Question of the Week is about assholes advice:

What’s the best single bit of parenting advice you’ve got?

Today, 8BitDad hit 1,000 articles! The 1,000th was …
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