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Childhood Diseases

The Gift of a 'Rare' Child

Alexander Silver | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Alexander Silver

Over my dead body was my son going to suffer like this without my putting up a fight that I didn't know that I was capable of waging.

A Parent's Wild Ride to Cord Blood

Cara Paiuk | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

I have worn many hats in my life but the one I take most seriously is my "mommy bere." The decisions I make on my children's behalf can impact their whole lives, and the responsibility of it all sometimes overwhelms me.

Every Child's Wishes And Dreams Matter

Amanda Peet | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Amanda Peet

As a social worker, my Mom dedicated her career to helping other people. After she retired, she volunteered helping immigrant students prepare for their GEDs. Because of her, I've always been curious about other countries and cultures, and have tried to find ways to help people in need.

Congo's Hero Women: Creating A Different Future

Neema Namadamu | Posted 04.18.2014 | Impact
Neema Namadamu

Our extended family and community would continually challenge her investment in me, my mother brazenly, if not defiantly, went to great lengths to support me and protect my opportunity for a different future to the one they all expected.

Bill Gates' Rose-Colored Glasses

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.31.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

To his credit, Gates is a remarkable philanthropist, and his generosity certainly sets a bold standard for all wealthy people to emulate. Nevertheless, his appears blind to the genuine suffering of people who endure poverty, even in the wealthiest countries on Earth.

Mom Makes Superhero Capes For Sick Kids

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.18.2013 | Impact

Brenna’s parents knew from the moment their little girl smiled through her grim diagnosis that she was a superhero. But it was a mom in Seattle who ...

Emma Mustich

WATCH: 7-Year-Old's Inspiring Monologue About Fighting Her Disease | Emma Mustich | Posted 04.19.2013 | Parents

Brookelyn Kimball's frank, inspiring video monologue about staying strong in the face of juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) begins simply. "Hi," the 7-...

Donors Help Baby Who Is 1 Of 14 In World With Rare Disease

Posted 10.17.2012 | Impact

Seven-month-old Casen Buswell is one of just 14 people in the world who’s fighting a rare breathing disease and his parents are struggling to pay fo...