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Childhood Cancer

The Incredible Way Firefighters Have Come Together To Support A 3-Year-Old With Cancer

Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents

Firetrucks are parked outside of an Oklahoma home, but there is no fire. The local firemen are there to support 3-year-old Daniel Christiansen. Th...

Teen With Terminal Cancer Gives Make-A-Wish To School

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact

Jayci Glover could’ve taken a quick trip to Disney World or met her favorite pop star. But instead, the 13-year-old decided to give her final wish a...

Profound Conversations With My 5-Year-Old Baby Girl

Suman Ganesh | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Suman Ganesh

New memories will take the place of old ones and the old ones will tend to fade. So writing has become very important for me. If it's all written down somewhere with all the nitty-gritty details, I know I can read it for years to come and know that her memories are intact.

We Must Never Give Up

Jay Scott | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

She heard the words "no," "impossible," and "never" more times than most, but she believed that with the help of others, she could make a difference, and she was right.

6 Surprising Realizations A Year After The Death Of My Daughter

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Leigh

If losing a beloved child is a reminder that we live in a brutal world, the outpouring of goodwill is another reminder that kind people live among us.

Open Letter to Aaron Eckhart

Jonathan Agin | Posted 03.28.2014 | Parents
Jonathan Agin

You see, I am one of those parents who has sat in that room and participated as these raw emotions have flown like water over Niagara Falls. My amazing daughter Alexis was taken from me two weeks shy of her fifth birthday by an indiscriminate killer called brain cancer.

Boy With Terminal Cancer's Final Wish Will Bring You Hope Like Nothing Else

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

Keegan Keppner is battling terminal cancer, but whatever precious time he has left, he’s using to make the world a little bit better. The 10-year...

The Spirit of the Holiday Season (and the New Year) - Giving Back

Jay Scott | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In recent weeks I've had many conversations about this very topic, the spirit of the holiday season, and I've heard many stories of those who volunteer their time during this very busy season.

Doctor, Lawyer and Advocate Join Acclaimed Marijuana Charity Boards, Committees

Michigan Compassion | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Michigan Compassion

Royal Oak, MI - Michigan Compassion is pleased to announce a new association with several respected experts on marijuana and the medical, legal and ...

Finding Room For Joy When Everything Has Changed

Kathy Glow | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
Kathy Glow

Those of us who grieve deeply never get over it. We live our lives with it, we manage it. But during certain times of the year, the management is much harder. And the grief will swallow us if we're not careful.

A Different Kind of Merry: What Sheer Happiness Looks Like

Lori Lee | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Lori Lee

I can honestly say I did not plan any of what happened next. It just happened. Rather than break the news to my three young children that we would be heading back to the hospital for another battle, the only words I could form were, "Let's start Christmas right now."

Why Hispanic Children Are At Increased Risk Of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

Hispanic children are at an increased risk for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and are more likely to die of their disease when compared to any oth...

Family Guy, Brian Griffin and the Childhood Cancer Equation

Jonathan Agin | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

I admit it. I am a huge fan of the animated show Family Guy. The Griffin family has provided me with much distraction at some of the most stressful points of my daughter Alexis' cancer journey and beyond.

Childhood Cancer: The Continued Shortage of Life-Saving Drugs

Erin Smith | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Smith

The shortage of medication in the world of childhood cancer is not new. It is a recurring problem and a concrete plan needs to be enacted to keep it from happening -- ever.

A Different Sleigh for the Holidays: The Cancer Slayer

Jay Scott | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

By definition, to slay is to destroy or extinguish, but in the case of 15-year-old Jordan Vincent, the moniker she has been given, "the cancer slayer," is much more heroic than the distinction conveys.

Rock for Ronan: Couple Inspired by Taylor Swift's Song Seek to Turn World Gold

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rainesford Alexandra

The difference between this love story and all the rest? The girl is singer/songwriter phenomenon Taylor Swift, and the blue-eyed object of her affection is Ronan Thompson, who passed away in May of 2011 after battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer.

My Journey With Camp Sunshine

Duncan Dobie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Duncan Dobie

Camp Sunshine opened new vistas for Katherine. Having been very introverted from years of being bald and laughed at by other children, she now found herself in an environment where everyone was in the same boat. She and 36 other special children blossomed like they had never had before.

Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Increased Heart Health Risk

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

By Bill Berkrot and Ransdell Pierson DALLAS, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Children who survive cancer treatment face increased heart health risk...

The Exploitation of Childhood Cancer and the Government Shutdown

Jonathan Agin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

You all remember that little government shutdown a handful of weeks back don't you? Doctors in lab coats stood behind members of Congress as we all worried about children currently battling cancer and those newly diagnosed.

Helplessness: Lessons From Childhood

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

We can learn that helplessness isn't inherently a trauma. We are each born into it, and someday each will return to it, but it's a natural state of living and being alive. Do we approach helplessness as the infant?

What Not To Say To Me About My Son's Illness

Emily Cappo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Emily Cappo

When your child has a serious illness, your entire world turns upside down. Breaking the news to your family and friends is difficult. But, even more difficult is hearing some of the responses.

Entire Town Celebrates Christmas In October For Boy With Terminal Cancer

Posted 10.31.2013 | Impact

Devin Kohlman may not make it to Christmas, so his Ohio community decided to make the teen’s favorite holiday come a little earlier this year. Th...

Words of Wisdom From My Daughter: 'I Believe in Miracles'

Jay Scott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

I'm not here to tell you about a miracle that saved my daughter's life; instead of I'm here to tell you about the miracle that was her life, and how her 8 ½ years of life have left an enduring impact on the lives of other children battling cancers.

This Young Boy's Final Wish Will Humble You Like Nothing Else

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact

An 11-year-old Louisiana boy who passed away from cancer this week made sure to fulfill his one final selfless wish before he died. After a five-ye...

The Cause I Wish More Celebrity Moms Would Champion

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Leigh

It's mean-spirited to blame Romijn (or Christina Applegate or Melissa Etheridge) for choosing breast cancer as their cause. But as the parent of a child who lost her life to a pediatric brain tumor, I wish just one of these celebs would lend their wow factor to childhood cancer.