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Childhood Cancer

Childhood Cancer Survivors May Suffer From This Long-Term Health Issue

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Childhood cancer survivors may face an increased risk of heart damage after exposure to certain chemotherapy and radiation treatmen...

Lifesaving Ideas From Unlikely Places

Jay Scott | Posted 12.28.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

I recently received an envelope with a prison return address. This prisoner, who is serving a triple life sentence without the possibility of parole, and his friend came up with an idea. They want to create a "parallel registry" for bone marrow donation.

Behind the Scenes with 12 year old Actress Olivia Sanabia of Amazon's Just Add Magic

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.23.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Olivia Sanabia plays Kelly Quinn in Amazon's new series Just Add Magic. Photo by Emily Soto. Olivia's socials: Instagram , Twitter , facebook How ol...

A Year After Brain Surgery, Patient and Surgeon Are Brought Together Under Different Circumstances

Irene Sege | Posted 12.22.2015 | Impact
Irene Sege

"It was bittersweet," Aimee Fellows recalls. "I was fearful that I was watching my 9-year-old daughter perform this talent perhaps for the last time."

What I Know About Christmas After Losing My Daughter To Childhood Cancer

Mark Myers | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Myers

Christmas is like a tumbler full of mirth at its finest. When family and friends come home to celebrate the cheer of the season, you drink to your heart's content and are filled by its warming sway. When you are hurting, the tumbler has a jagged edge.

Touching Photo Honors Bride's 6-Year-Old Daughter Who Died Of Cancer

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 12.16.2015 | Weddings

As excited as Amanda Crowe Free was for her Dec. 13 wedding, she knew a very special person would be missing: her 6-year-old daughter Azalee, who died...

These Kids With Cancer Got To 'Fly' To The North Pole To Meet Santa

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.14.2015 | Parents

A group of patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) were in for a special treat when they had the opportunity to meet Santa Claus and Mrs. ...

When Cancer Comes Home for Christmas

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 12.13.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

Now, for the first time in my life, I can't feel Christmas. I can't reach it, no matter how hard I try. With each day that passes that my daughter is in pain, with each wrenching conversation I have with her doctors, with each agonizing talk I have with her about death and dying, Christmas recedes a little bit more.

Find Your Charity. Eliminate The Chore.

David Bernstein | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
David Bernstein

There is an ongoing debate whether schools should mandate volunteerism in the schools and what is the appropriate amount of community service requirem...

Fraternity Surprises 12-Year-Old Cancer Patient In Most Adorable Way

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 12.17.2015 | College

For some parents, having your young daughter's room overlooking a row of college frat houses would seem like a nightmare. But for the Brown family of ...

Finding Gratitude in the Face of Despair

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 12.04.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

Cancer thrives on despair, not gratitude, which is why I want to throw my gratitude in its evil face. Cancer is a murky river that can suck you down, drown you. Is there room for gratitude in this kind of relentless darkness? I think there is.

Sparking Breakthroughs, a Holiday Wish

Jay Scott | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

Thanks to our generous supporters, we've been able to spark breakthroughs in treating childhood cancer. As the parent of a child with cancer, there is no better feeling than knowing that the research we fund is actually saving the life of a child -- like 10-year-old Zach Witt.

Many Children With Cancer Were Born With Genes That Increase Risk

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Gene sequencing of more than 1,000 children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer found that as many as 8.5 percent were born with genes that increase...

4-Year-Old In Remission From Cancer Goes As Herself For 'Superhero Day'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.03.2015 | Parents

Superman is no match for Josie Kimberlin. On Oct. 28, Josie's mother, Alyssa Butler, posted photos on Facebook of her daughter dressed as herself for ...

Couple's Moving Wedding Photo Honors 8-Year-Old Son Who Died Of Cancer

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.02.2015 | Weddings

Anna Bozman Thompson knew her wedding day last month would be bittersweet. The Atlanta mom and her husband Travis lost their son Lake to Leukemia in M...

That Kid's Got Potential (And So Do We)

Tom Glavine | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Tom Glavine

During Game 3 of the World Series Friday night, there will come a point bigger than the game itself. Potential will take on a new meaning when 50,000 people in a baseball stadium symbolically "stand up to cancer."

From One Parent of a Child With Cancer to Another

Jay Scott | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

This is a letter I am writing from myself as one parent of a child with cancer to another parent of a child with cancer. This letter is not meant to scare anyone, but instead hopes the parent's transition into this new life of having a child with cancer will be a little bit easier.

Tailgate With a Cause Raises Money for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation

Karen Hart | Posted 10.27.2015 | Impact
Karen Hart

New York chefs John Villa and Josh Capon put on quite the tailgate party on Sunday during the New York Giants home game against the Dallas Cowboys. The dynamite duo served up Tao, Lavo and Bowery Meat Company favorites at the annual Tailgate with a Cause fundraiser

Could Circus Elephants Help Cure Childhood Cancer?

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Kristen Hewitt

Taking your child to the circus is an experience most parents share with their little ones at least once in their lives. Now, the circus brings an even greater source of fulfillment for families, one that could potentially change the treatment of childhood cancer -- and it starts with elephants.

When Your World Turns Upside Down

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

You'll get the worst phone call imaginable or you'll bring your child to the doctor for something you think is routine only to find yourself in an ambulance being transported... elsewhere. So, to those of you who have suddenly found yourselves in a hospital room facing the very worst possible news of your lives, here is some advice to keep you sane.

How Alex's Lemonade Stand Went From A Dream To A Multimillion Dollar Legacy

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.21.2015 | OWN

The week of Alex Scott's first birthday, her parents, Jay and Liz, sensed that something was wrong with their baby girl. They took Alex to the emergen...

Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation Sponsors a Weekend for Caregivers

Karen Hart | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Karen Hart

This past weekend the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, which provides financial, emotional, and practical support to families tackling childhood cancer, sponsored ten moms from the New York/New Jersey area to participate in a Momcology retreat.

Computer Training May Improve Memory For Childhood Cancer Survivors

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) – Children who receive cancer treatments may suffer thinking problems later, but using an at-home computer training program can hel...

The No Man's Land of Teen Cancer

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 10.11.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

My child is unable to dream of her future. She is a teenager who is forced to confront the prospect of her own mortality. I know she's worried about more than dying. She wants to have children, but doesn't know if she'll be able to. She's a singer, but her lungs are riddled with tumors.

Not Your Average Facebook Posts: Creating Communities and Inspiring Action

Jenny Mosier | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Jenny Mosier

I sit on a train destined for New York for the sole purpose of seeing a couple I have never met. Their home is across the world. I am not certain what they do for a living, how they met, what they do for fun, or what type of food they like. Yet, I am confident that I know their innermost thoughts and that we have more in common in how we confront our daily lives than many people I have known for decades.