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Childhood Leukemia

The 10 Things Parents Of Children With Cancer Want You To Know

Farrah Alexander | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Farrah Alexander

In June of 2015, Abby Williams and her husband took their sweet 2-year-old son, Wyatt, to the pediatrician after a minor fall. Although their son wasn't eating or drinking as he normally does, the pediatrician wasn't too concerned. The Williams had no idea their lives would drastically change in 24 short hours.

After Losing Their Daughter, These Parents Are Still Determined To Fight Pediatric Cancer

Corinne et Stéphane Vedrenne | Posted 09.12.2016 | Parents
Corinne et Stéphane Vedrenne

Cassandra's Facebook page received so much attention that the parents were propelled to start fighting infant cancer at large.

Name Brand Drug Costs Are Too High and Generics Are Growing Out of Reach

Erin Havel | Posted 02.04.2017 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

There is room for profit in the pharmaceutical industry. However, the amount of that profit should not cause suffering to patients, who are the pharmaceutical industry's consumer. As a country we must jointly stand together and insist on regulating the costs of these medications.

Breastfeeding May Reduce Baby's Risk Of Childhood Leukemia, Study Suggests

Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 06/02/2015 02:08 AM EDT on LiveScience Children who were breast-fed for at least six months as a baby may ha...

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.

Life After Losing a Child

Lori Lee | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Lori Lee

I enjoy most everyday. I don't get overly concerned with the petty stuff nor do I get tripped up by the negativity in the world. It all has little meaning to me. I only look for good. Its all I have room for. But this is my life, a life without one of my children.

UConn Baseball Welcomes 5-Year-Old With Leukemia Onto Team, Gives Him His Own Locker

The Associated Press | Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut baseball team welcomed its newest member: 5-year-old Grayson Hand of Sturbridge, Massachusetts....

A Little Girl Asks, Where's Heaven? Part I

Michelle Frost | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Michelle Frost

Carpools and T-Ball practice, which once ruled my schedule had now been replaced by something called a roadmap. A roadmap, that if closely followed, would come close to maybe guaranteeing a 70 percent cure rate. In the blink of an eye I had become a mom with a 30 percent chance of having their youngest child die before she reached her 7th birthday.

(VIDEO) A Wonderful, Unexpected Run/Walk to Fight Cancer with Tracey Scheppach and David Moore

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Andy Plesser

FORT LAUDERDALE -  Cancer has touched so many of us -- and sometimes it hits very close to home.  Such is the case for SMG's EVP Tracey Scheppach wh...

The Sunday Series (Amanda's Sunrise) With Mark Brodinsky

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 10.18.2014 | Impact
Mark Brodinsky

The Sunday Series: Amanda's Sunrise Just days away from a major milestone in her life, 17-year-old Amanda Endres is feeling good. She's a fighter. Sh...

Teaming Up On Facebook To Fight Childhood Cancer

DeAndra Chapman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Good News
DeAndra Chapman

I watched my daughter lose her hair and her appetite. She was tired and nauseated, experiencing vomiting and weight loss. We lived through what the St. Jude's commercials don't show. Starla was in the hospital for six months with only three short visits home. She went through five rounds of intense chemotherapy, with each round carrying its own set of side effects.

Boy Battling Cancer Gets 2,000 Birthday Cards From Around The World, Can't Stop Smiling

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.10.2014 | Good News

What's better than one birthday card? Two thousand of them, of course. And few know that better than Max, a young boy in Boston, whose friend, Benn...

The Moving Reason These 70 Rabbis Shaved Their Heads

Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion

Dozens of rabbis are heading home with a lot less hair from the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Convention. Rabbis came together as us...

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.

Government Shutdown Makes Everyone A Child Cancer Advocate Now, But What About After?

Jay Scott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

Childhood cancer deserves more funding from the federal government, certainly more than the small percentage it is receiving during the shutdown, but also more than the small percentage that it receives yearly.

Why Cutting My Hair Is About So Much More Than My Looks

Jane Roper | Posted 04.19.2013 | Women
Jane Roper

While sometimes I'm wistful for my long hair, mostly, I'm just wistful for the time in my life it accompanied.

The Return Of Big Jon at Christmas

Guideposts | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion

My mother had bought the toy for Jason when he was first diagnosed. He was handmade with felt eyes, nose and mouth, perpetually smiling. Big Jon went with him to every doctor's appointment, slept with him in every hospital bed. He offered so much more than security.

When Is It Acceptable to Confront Your Child's Bully?

Erin Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Erin Smith

My 5-year-old daughter has Leukemia. She was diagnosed when she was 4 and lost all of her hair from the chemo. She was out of school for nine months and finally was able to go to Kindergarten this past September. Knowing how mean kids can be, I was scared to death to send her.

7 Things My Daughter's Cancer Diagnosis Taught Me

Erin Smith | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Erin Smith

Life really is very fleeting. Most of us are so busy and wrapped up in the day-to-day craziness of life that we don't take the time to appreicate the fact that it is whizzing right by us.

Health Reform and My 8-Year-Old Son

Michelle Cunningham | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Michelle Cunningham

I am grateful for the Affordable Care Act because my 8-year-old son, a leukemia survivor, has health insurance today because of it.

Treasure Chest Foundation Brings Toys To Children Suffering From Cancer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Martin Kisel survived leukemia as a child. Now he's looking to give back as part of the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation, co-founded by hi...