I don’t know how many people follow Humans of New York on social media, but those who don’t should. HONY tells stories of the people on the streets of NYC, with a picture to go with each story. Sometimes the pictures show the person who’s story is being told, other times the person will remain anonymous, for example with just their shoes being shown. I love reading the HONY stories and have been following them for a while. The current HONY stories are those of paediatric cancer, in association with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. These stories are the best yet, letting patients, their families and also the doctors and hospital staff have their say. Whilst heartbreaking, the stories are fascinating. Cancer is fascinating.
By publishing the stories through HONY, over 30,000 people have donated to the fundraiser to help the doctors, nurses and researchers at the centre in the fight against paediatric cancer. Nearly $1.2 million has been raised! If you haven’t already been following these stories then they are definitely worth looking at, through either the HONY Facebook/ Instagram pages, or the website (www.humansofnewyork.com). With my Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology exam coming up on Friday, it has some relevance to my revision (kind of).