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Child Cancer

Keeping Families Close: One Dad's Bond With His Critically-Ill Daughter

Jared Calhoun | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact
Jared Calhoun

In the isolation unit, parents handle much of the daily care like changing diapers and sheets and administering medications. Since I was on my own, I kept odd hours, sneaking away only when Katelyn slept.

Locks of Love

Christine Carter | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Christine Carter

You are officially a part of me, and I am a part of you. Therefore, you hold the life I lived and the part of me that remembers. I take on your suffering and your suffocating existence of illness.

A Letter to Connecticut's Cassandra C.

Kayla Redig | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

On Jan. 8 the Connecticut Supreme Court agreed with state officials that Cassandra C., a 17-year-old with Hodgkin lymphoma, should be compelled to und...

How My Sister's And Father's Cancer Diagnoses Changed My Life

Mónica Gana Arteaga | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Mónica Gana Arteaga

Some might say that my family has been unlucky, but I would say it's quite the opposite. Both my sister and my father have been diagnosed with cancer, and both experiences have changed my and my family's life forever.

No Foot Too Small That It Can't Make an Imprint on This World

Aileen Roberts Routh | Posted 11.26.2013 | Parents
Aileen Roberts Routh

From The Today Show, to the Apollo Theatre, telethons and fundraisers -- Avalanna never found a microphone she did not fall in love with. One of her greatest adventures was meeting Justin Bieber. In typical Avalanna fashion, she was completely unfazed by Justin's fame.

5 World Cancer Day Stories That Will Make You Laugh And Cry

Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact

Talia Joy Castellano, a 13-year-old and battling two aggressive forms of cancer, was named the "honorary face" of Cover Girl after her makeup tutorial...

Childhood Cancer: Can Your Marriage Survive It?

Leann Reynolds | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
Leann Reynolds

When a family learns that one of their own has cancer, it can bring them together or tear them apart. This is even more of a challenge when it is a child who has been diagnosed with cancer, a disease that will at the very least interrupt this time of innocence in their young lives.

Patient Behind Running-For-Charity Movement Races For Cancer Research

Georgia Cleland | Posted 08.04.2012 | Impact
Georgia Cleland

It's times like these that families hug each other a lot, and cry a lot, and try to savor those sweet moments that are so good, and try to push out the bad and hope it all goes away. I know. I heard about all that in the years since my recovery. And one of the things my Dad did back then -- when I was sick and there wasn't much he could do for me -- has had a lasting effect on a whole lot of people. And now it's part of me too.

Leukemia Patient, 5, Uses 'Make-A-Wish' To Serve Needy Kids

Posted 05.03.2012 | Impact

Leland Camara, a 5-year-old battling leukemia, was far from selfish when he requested two wishes from the Make-A-Wish Foundation instead of just one. ...

Dad Runs Marathon In Honor Of 6-Year-Old Daughter Battling Rare Disease

Marshall Stanger | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Marshall Stanger

As we sat in the emergency room late one night last September, I kept thinking back to all of the ways in which our oldest daughter Audrey, 6, hadn't ...

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Jay Scott | Posted 06.12.2012 | Impact
Jay Scott

Alex was just four-years-old when she asked my wife if she could hold a lemonade stand when she was released from the hospital. Even at 4-years-old, Alex knew that when we come together, all things are possible.

Miracle Cancer Survivor Makes Wishes Come True For Sick Kids

Towson Patch | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact

When Grayson Gilbert was in treatment for a rare form of pancreatic cancer, he didn't doubt for a second that he'd be OK. It did, however, take a litt...

Mom Builds Special Preschool For Kids With Cancer, Prone To Infection

Posted 02.18.2012 | Impact

For children battling cancer, the treatment wreaks havoc not only on their bodies, but also on their social well being. One mom is working to change t...

Former Ronald McDonald House Charities Exec Stole From Sick Kids

Posted 02.14.2012 | Impact

Randall Morrison, the former treasurer for a branch of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, is on trial for stealing $142,000 from the organization's ...

Child Cancer Survivor Donates Birthday Money In Honor Of Joe Paterno

Posted 02.02.2012 | Impact

Right before his third birthday, Dylan Moser was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Now Moser, 12-years-old and in remission, is celebrat...

Thieves Use Deceased Child's Photos For Facebook Page, PayPal Donations

Posted 01.19.2012 | Impact

Julie Chambers' heartbreaking experience of losing her 2-year-old daughter was made worse in an unimaginable way. The mother from northeastern Engl...

11-Year Old Cancer Survivor Writes Cookbook To Benefit Research

Posted 01.12.2012 | Impact

For most young boys, cooking shows are hardly a top choice for television entertainment. But for Jack Witherspoon, who at 6-years-old was lying in...

7-Year-Old Girl With Brain Tumor Gets Surprise Visit From Her Favorite Singer

Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

While undergoing chemotherapy, Tori Svenson, 7, felt well enough one day to lip sync the song that helps keep her going, Francesca Battistelli's "Ange...

Donation Jar For Toddler's Cancer Fund Stolen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A small donation jar for a toddler with brain cancer was stolen from a South Carolina convenience store on Monday, reports WSPA. The donations were f...

'Cancer Cluster' Baffles Experts: 35 Kids In 12-Mile Radius Diagnosed

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CLYDE, Ohio — Every time his kids cough, Dave Hisey's mind starts to race. Is it cancer? Is it coming back? His oldest daughter, diagnosed with ...

Child Mercy Killings: Parents Say Doctors Hastened Death For Kids Dying In Pain

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — It's a situation too agonizing to contemplate – a child dying and in pain. Now a small but provocative study suggests that docto...