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Childrens Cancer

Boy With Cancer Dies After Town Throws Him Final Christmas

TODAY | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact

Just one month after Evan Leversage's town lit up in his honor, he passed away on Sunday after a five-year battle with brain cancer. Evan was 7 years ...

Children Who Live Near Fukushima Have Alarming Cancer Rates

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living

TOKYO (AP) -- A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times ...

UNO in Beirut: Playing Kids With Cancer

Emily O'Dell | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Emily O'Dell

It's easy to feel guilty when you're creaming a kid with cancer in UNO or Fussball, but the Lebanese and Syrian kids with whom I play each week in Beirut love a tough match.

Little Boy With Leukemia Shines As Best Man

AP | Posted 08.05.2013 | Weddings

JEANNETTE, Pa. -- Looking dapper in a tiny tan pinstripe suit and orange shirt, a 2-year-old boy with only weeks to live served as the best man for hi...

Strong-Arming Death: The Summer Wilson Story

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.30.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

Summer Wilson couldn't believe her eyes when her mother handed her a journal written more than 15 years ago -- a diary that she never even knew existed. As she leafed through its pages, it quickly became apparent that the journal was all about her and how she almost died.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Jay Scott | Posted 06.12.2012 | Impact
Jay Scott

Alex was just four-years-old when she asked my wife if she could hold a lemonade stand when she was released from the hospital. Even at 4-years-old, Alex knew that when we come together, all things are possible.

Kings Of Leon, Colbie Caillat, Others Bring Music Therapy To Sick Kids In Hospitals

Posted 03.14.2012 | Impact

To make sure sick kids get to listen to something more inspiring than the whirring of MRI machines, a few big-name music stars are bringing their tune...

WATCH: Teen Collects Food For Hospital Parents' Lounge | Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact

When Shania Brenon heard that parents of cancer patients rely on donations for meals in the hospital lounge, she was moved to action. The 13-year-old ...

Growing The Distance: How T.J. Duckett (And His Beard) Give Back By Going Long

The Huffington Post | Carly Gillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

T.J. Duckett has waited two years to shave off his beard. And he's doing it for charity. Duckett, an American football running back, had been invo...

'Kindness Challenge' Winner Helps Kids Cope With Hospital Anxiety

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

On March 14, USA Today announced the winner of its Kindness Challenge -- 13-year-old Kylie Kuhns. The Kindness Challenge began on Martin Luther Ki...

'Cancer Cluster' Baffles Experts: 35 Kids In 12-Mile Radius Diagnosed

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CLYDE, Ohio — Every time his kids cough, Dave Hisey's mind starts to race. Is it cancer? Is it coming back? His oldest daughter, diagnosed with ...

The Promise

Marlo Thomas | Posted 12.07.2010 | Impact
Marlo Thomas

2010-12-07-marlo.jpgThis month, if you see me, Jennifer Aniston, Robin Williams, Morgan Freeman and George Lopez in a TV spot, in movie trailer, on an airplane or in Internet banner ads, you know we're out there, raising money to pay the bills.

Christmas in Cairo: A 48 Hour Story

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karin Badt

Surprisingly, neither of the two taxi drivers I asked to take me to the pyramids understood my destination -- despite the fact that I would think these large stone edifices are a mainstay of Cairo tourism.