“My name is Janice Blancock, my son passed away on August 7th 2016. He was a healthy young teenage boy, out playing basketball. He woke up in the middle of the night on Thanksgiving break with excruciating pain and numbness in his legs. They diagnosed him with Ewings Sarcoma which is a rare form. It was in his lower spine and they said they had to do emergency surgery to remove it because that was the only thing that would take away his pain, so within the next day or so they operated and he was released but we knew we had a long road ahead of us. He was going to have chemotherapy and radiation and his treatments, he was treated on and off through Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Clinic and MD Anderson Hospital in Texas to have a limb salvage surgery they removed part of his hip and femur. In our close neighbourhood, in our church there was a young fella that we prayed for for years at mass, every weekend and I didn’t realise at the time that we were praying for a boy who had Ewings Sarcoma and then whenever Luke was diagnosed I met a mom at Children’s Hospital who had lost her son to Ewings Sarcoma but who lived a mile or so down the road. So there were three of us now, Curtis, Kyle and Luke. It wasn’t really until Lukes friend and classmate from highschool was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma that I thought something is very wrong with this picture. We’re all in this close knit community and this is supposedly such a rare cancer what the heck is going on? But also in the bigger area there are twenty eight cases of Ewings Sarcoma. To me that’s not rare. Sorry I don’t agree with their analogy that you throw a handful of penny’s up and they are going to cluster together. Since then I’ve come to learn about fracking and the fracking process. I kind of just have to believe that there’s something,that its related to that somehow. I mean you figure, and I’m learning that you know what is in the shale, radioactive material . We are taking it out of there and bringing it up to where we are. It’s in our water, in our soil, it’s in the air we breathe. So, I’m just having a hard time believing that its not to do with fracking. But I lost my son, and to think of all the young people. I have children and grandchildren and I worry about their future because if it’s this bad now it can only get worse. That’s frightening” – Janice Blancock, Texas USA