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Childhood Cancer

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

Jay Scott | Posted 05.01.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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 04.17.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.10.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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 03.19.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | 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.

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...