Alyssa's Weekly Wrap Up

Family of missing Glendale girl demands attention
Glendale--The family of the missing 5-year-old Glendale girl, Jahessye Shockley, are planning to march to the Arizona Capital in order to demand attention to the case. The march is intended to get state officials involved in the search effort as the family feels more can be done to find Jahessye.

A child's last wish turns into a childhood cancer support system
Scottsdale-- A Scottsdale family recently unveiled a new website that offers a support system for childhood cancer after losing their own daughter to cancer earlier this year. This newly formed website provides families with the latest cancer information all in once place, which is update every 30 seconds, creating a one-stop resource and support system.

9-year-old's mission to improve a child's time at the hospital
Phoenix-- Valley resident, Emily Fawcett has made it her mission to take the scary out of childhood hospitalizations at only 9-years-old by providing hospitals with toys. Emily became inspired to help children who must stay in the hospital after her own hospitalization when she was 6-years-old.

Just the Innocent Pawns
I don't understand the majority of my generation and their parenting tactics. Those who decide to reproduce, yet don't want to take on the role of actually parenting their children. They aren't willing to sacrifice their previous life to better their self for the sake of their children. As a result, the children end up suffering for their parents' actions because lets face it, in the eyes of many parents my age, their children are just the innocent pawns.