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Childhood Cancer

4-Year-Old Cancer Patient 'Marries' Her Favorite Nurse

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.20.2015 | Good News

Chemotherapy treatments aren't something most people look forward to. But thanks to a nurse by the name of Matt Hickling, 4-year-old Abby Sayles doesn...

Mary Tankersley's Declaration of Independence: Childhood Cancer and a Message of Courage and Freedom

Jonathan Agin | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Some moments in life provide such extraordinary images of courage and hope that they demand to be celebrated. The 4th of July provides the perfect backdrop to acknowledge the sacrifices of so many that gave so much to provide the freedoms that we enjoy in this country.

Children Really Are Our Future

Jay Scott | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Jay Scott

As we enter the summer months and "lemonade season," as we call it at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, I have the immense pleasure of hearing from children all around the country who are continuing what Alex started.

Girl Gives Her Birthday Presents Away To Kids In The Hospital

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.18.2015 | Good News

When you're a kid, birthdays generally mean only one thing: presents. That makes Abby Grubbs' 10th birthday, which she celebrated last Friday, all ...

The Significance of 50

Jay Scott | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Jay Scott

Throughout my life there have been many numbers of significance. For instance 4 -- the number of children I have had the immense pleasure of being a father to; or the age when my daughter Alex first voiced her desire to host a lemonade stand to help doctors on their way to finding cures for all kids with cancer.

To The Man Who Yelled At The Movie Theater About My Child

Nicole Skaro | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Nicole Skaro

It's 3:00 a.m. here in Waconia, MN. Somewhere in this area are two men sleeping the night away, while my pillow gets heavier and heavier with my tears. You will never remember me. But, I will remember you way more than I should ever have to.

What We Really Mean When We Say, 'I Could Never...'

Mardra Sikora | Posted 05.21.2016 | Parents
Mardra Sikora

In all honesty, when my son was diagnosed with Down syndrome, I thought. Well, if it had to be something... I can handle this. I don't know if that's weird, maybe it's a coping mechanism of some sort, but it's also true.

The Girl Who Taught Me to Spell the Word 'Love'

Kathy Radigan | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Kathy Radigan

I went to her birthday party and brought her a Barbie. I thought it was odd that she wouldn't take the plastic off the doll's hair. Years later, it occurred to that she might have been trying to protect the doll's hair because she couldn't protect her own.

Don't Leave Out These Women On Mother's Day

Melissa Carter | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Melissa Carter

"Mother's Intuition kicked in," Heather told me, "and I said we're going to the children's hospital and won't leave without answers. Something's going on."

Soccer Star Luis Suarez Surprises Young Cancer Patient With Emotional Video Call

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.07.2015 | Good News

Luis Suarez may have a fierce reputation on the field, but when he's not playing soccer, he can be a pretty compassionate guy. Fundación Pérez S...

How a Racehorse Named Afleet Alex Kept Our Daughter Alex's Legacy Alive

Jay Scott | Posted 05.01.2016 | Impact
Jay Scott

My wife Liz and I knew nothing about horse racing at the time, but in our minds, we thought, why not? We soon learned that the owners had undersold the ability of the horse, he was more than "pretty good."

Mom Launches #ToddlersWithACause to Raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Rainesford Alexandra

Last week, I scrolled through Instagram and saw three pictures of toddlers having meltdowns. What seemed like a live-action illustration of the so-called terrible twos was an activist movement that filled my feed with screaming fits and hilariously pouty faces.

Early and Innovative Research: The Key to Breakthroughs

Jay Scott | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

The early bird gets the worm. Slow and steady wins the race. For those of us who are parents, these may be familiar sayings that we tell our children to either get them moving, or instead have them slow down.

Caroline Bologna

6-Year-Old Hero Raises Money For Cancer Research While Battling A Brain Tumor

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.08.2016 | Parents

Six-year-old Michael Mosier was diagnosed with a tumor in his brain stem on September 4, 2014 -- just one week after his birthday and his first day of...

Looking for Heroes

Marshall Stanger | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Marshall Stanger

It's an incredible sight to see all of those people lining the streets for miles, with seemingly no square foot of concrete left uncovered. As I look around I will also see hundreds of runners wearing a "St. Jude Hero" singlet just like mine.

23 Photos That Show The Resilience And Strength Of Kids With Devastating Illnesses

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents

For the past two years, photographer, law professor and mom of three Stacey Steinberg has offered free photography sessions to families facing "devast...

How My Husband Transformed My Son's MRI Scans Into Incredible Adventures

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 05.31.2015 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

My husband was inspired: "The mask is part of your spacesuit!" he told Andrew. "You need to breathe different air because you are going to a different atmosphere!" He told him that the MRI machine was a rocket ship, and he would be traveling to different planets.

A Carrier of the Torch, Two-Time Childhood Cancer Fighter Maya Rigler Shows Character of My Daughter

Jay Scott | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

Looking back I don't know if it was the inspiration of a courageous little girl who lived so close by, who was treated at the very same hospital, or our continued commitment in a world where it's hard to keep commitments, but I know that she and her siblings have gotten the message -- "when life gives you lemons, do something about it."

21 Inspiring Photos Of Nurses And Doctors Shaving Their Heads For Pediatric Cancer Research

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents

Each year around St. Patrick's Day, the St. Baldrick's Foundation hosts fundraisers across the U.S. in which people volunteer to shave their heads to ...

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.

Beyond the Classroom, an Education in Making a Difference

Jay Scott | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

My daughter Alexandra "Alex" Scott, the creator of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, would be 19 years old now, and I don't think it's a shock to learn that I often wonder what she would be like today.

How One Mom Made The Most Out Of The Blizzard In Memory of Her Son

Cindy Campbell | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Cindy Campbell

The other night, quite by accident, social media gave me a tremendous gift. With the blizzard of 2015 heading our way, I found myself ready to kick back on the couch, wine in hand. My husband, Lou, joked with me that I should post a "Cheers to Ty" on Facebook.

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.