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Childhood Cancer

Enter the Dragons: Imagine Dragons and Childhood Cancer

Jonathan Agin | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

To combat the entire problem of childhood cancer, from the development of less-toxic and more effective treatments, along with the economic burdens of the disease upon families, we truly must be a community united around the end game of helping children and families.

Childhood Cancer: Collin's Epic Journey

Tanya Rasa | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tanya Rasa

"What did I learn from my experience with cancer? It was not fun, but it gave me the ability to handle things better. Life can be hard, but you have to push through it and trust that God is in control. Give thanks to God every day for what you have. And do your best with it."

From Postal Worker to Nonprofit President

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

At that moment, Annette discovered her true calling. She went from being a postal worker to becoming the leader of a charitable organization that has raised $35,000 for pediatric cancer patients in less than two years.

100 Million Reasons to Be Thankful

Jay Scott | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

While the common conjecture may be that summer is the most important time for us here at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, the beginning of the year brings with it some special inspiration as well.

The Incredible Way One School Helped A Dying Teen See His Prom Dream Through

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Teen

When Jak Trueman received news that his cancer had spread, he vowed to keep his promise of taking his girlfriend to prom -- and his fellow classmates ...

Girl Becomes Wonder Woman To Celebrate Last Chemo Treatment

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.04.2015 | Good News

Sophia Sandoval is only 3 years old, but she's already Wonder Woman. Last Friday, the tiny tyke had her last chemotherapy treatment after being dia...

If I'd Let Fear Paralyze Me, I Wouldn't Have My Daughter

Jessica Bensten | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

I was afraid having a child with cancer had labeled me as defective. Everyone else was having healthy kids, so there must be something wrong with me.

Know That You Are Loved And By Love, We Live

Nicole Skaro | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Nicole Skaro

I dream of a day I go broke paying for your college. I dream of a day you tell me you are traveling the world. I dream of a day you tell me you're in love. I dream of a day I hold my grandchild.

Dog Photos Take Over Facebook for Sick Boy

Caurie Putnam | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Caurie Putnam

Have you posted a photo of your dog on Facebook for Anthony yet? If not, get off your tail and do it! In just a week, over half a million photos and countless adorable stories about the pooches (and a few felines), have been posted on the event page for Anthony, named Photo Doggies for Anthony.

The Lord Of The Rings: My Survival Guide To Cancer

Nina Lutz | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Nina Lutz

After my diagnosis, I felt my own fellowship form. My parents came together to do their best to protect me; they protected me from germs, infections, depression, and loneliness. My best friend and sister provided levity in a dark time much like Merry and Pippin. I met another cancer survivor who proved to be a great guide on my journey, showing me the path to recovery.

America's Most Prevalent Disease

Michael Hole | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Michael Hole

Until the 1960s, nearly every child with Chloe's type of cancer died within one year of diagnosis. But little by little, research advanced. Eventually, scientists found vincristine.

The True Meaning of a Superhero; Avenging Childhood Cancer

Jay Scott | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

It is no secret that among my heroes, I count all children who have battled cancer; they face adversity throughout their journey and yet display a courage unlike any other I have ever seen.

A Little Girl With Cancer Has Just One Big Wish

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion

Little Grace has just one wish -- to see Pope Francis. Thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation, a charity that grants wishes to children with life-thr...

The Inspiration to Act Beyond the Buzzer, How Sports Inspire Change

Jay Scott | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

The real winners in life aren't decided by the final score, who crosses the finish line first (or last), but rather how you choose to deal with the challenges presented to you.

When Children Die of Cancer

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

Losing a child is one of the worst experiences a person can go through. The psychological research is consistent in finding that those who lose a child grieve for the longest, the most intensely, and with the most severe symptoms.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Post September 2014

Jonathan Agin | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Since the time in April 2008 when my wife and I heard those horrible words "your child has cancer" the amount of awareness and insistence upon innovation and investment for children with cancer has increased dramatically.

Why We Switched Hospitals Mid-Cancer Treatment

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Medically, the first hospital did everything right. I am grateful for that. The surgeon who removed my son's tumor was one of the best pediatric neurosurgeons in the U.S. The nurses on the oncology floor did their job well. But I was miserable.

Walking Dogs Through Life

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Little Sam was born and I hardly had time to breathe, or sleep, or eat, let alone take walks. I hired a babysitter a couple of hours a week, and when I didn't use the time to collapse on my bed, I scrounged up the leashes.

Aurora Police Swear In 9-Year-Old Who Has Cancer

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.31.2014 | Good News

Bad guys take note: There's a new cop in town, and even though he's only in fifth grade, he's brave beyond his years. On Wednesday, the Aurora Poli...

Pediatric Brain Tumor Research: Unique Challenges and Opportunities

Sierra Alef-Defoe | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sierra Alef-Defoe

Just as children are not miniature adults, pediatric cancers aren't small adult cancers. The distinct biology of pediatric brain cancer means it often needs different treatment and can also give us insights into the origins and cures to all cancers

7-Year-Old Girl Shaves Her Head In Solidarity With Her Little Sister In Remission From Cancer

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents

When 5-year-old Natalie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia two years ago, her older sister Hannah became a pillar of support throughout h...

Staying Gold: World Fights for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Rainesford Alexandra

So it seems when the Empire State Building went silent instead of gold, they underestimated passionate advocates and supporters, who are raising awareness that has the potential to save lives.

Swedish Subway Ad Sends A 'Hair-Raising Message' That Shouldn't Be Ignored

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents

Back in February, a clever Swedish subway shampoo ad, in which a woman's long hair blows around her face whenever a train arrives, went viral. Recentl...

Devon Still Opens Up About Daughter's Cancer Battle In Touching Interview

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports

Few words frighten a parent quite like these four: "Stage IV pediatric cancer." Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still knows this better than most. ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Donations, Support Pour In After 4-Year-Old Diagnosed With Inoperable Brain Tumor

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents

The story of a young boy with a grave illness has rallied people around the globe to offer support -- and prompted others to donate money to help find...