This paper looks into the complex psychological and economic effects of pediatric cancer on families. The paper has devastating realism as it draws on personal experience, as illustrated by the author's brother, Dylan, dying of brain cancer. Dylan's shortened life serves as a harsh reminder of the need to address this serious problem. The paper delves into the power of Aristotle's persuasion model, specifically looking at the concepts of ethos, pathos, and logos. This persuasion model ties into narrative rationality in the paper and looks at how a story's coherence and fidelity can make a large impact on persuasion and convincing an audience. Can storytelling make a difference in the fight against cancer? This paper aims to generate a meaningful discussion about childhood cancer by combining academic writing with personal narratives. It emphasizes the power of storytelling to shape perceptions and motivate action. This paper seeks to remember the children who have died as well as push for a change in the fight against cancer. The paper ends with a personal story of Miles the Brave that the author encourages others to share in the hope for a change.


Spring 2024




Dr. Armeda Rietzel

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APA 7th Edition



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