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5-Year-Old With Cancer Becomes 'Belle Of The Ball' At Magical Birthday

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents

Lila May Schow loves princesses. On her fifth birthday, she celebrated with a party fit for one. Lila May, who has been battling neuroblastoma, turned...

Devon Still Accepts Jimmy V Perseverance Award On Behalf Of Daughter Leah

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.15.2015 | Sports

  Devon Still accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2015 ESPYs on Wednesday on behalf of his 5-year-old daughter, Leah, w...

The Significance of 50

Jay Scott | Posted 06.02.2015 | 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.

Early and Innovative Research: The Key to Breakthroughs

Jay Scott | Posted 06.16.2015 | 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.

How One NYPD Officer Acted As 'An Angel' For Mother Of Child With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.09.2015 | Good News

An Ohio woman received an unexpected gift from a New York City police officer after her car was towed last month. Charnee Merritt has been staying...

A Carrier of the Torch, Two-Time Childhood Cancer Fighter Maya Rigler Shows Character of My Daughter

Jay Scott | Posted 05.19.2015 | 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."

Cancer Survivor, 9, Brings Toys To Sick Kids Spending Christmas At The Hospital

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.05.2015 | Good News

While Reece Davis has a clean bill of health, he returned to the hospital for one more critical operation. The 9-year-old cancer survivor from Kan...

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...

10 Life-Changing Things Doctors Actually Said To Me

Jessica Bensten | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

The bottom line is, sometimes there is no good news. But all news should still be delivered with kindness and compassion.

30 Days Of What Cancer Stole From My Family, And What Is Left Behind

Erin Santos | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Erin Santos

You never stop thinking you are a family of five. You never stop answering that you have three kids, or two daughters. It never stops feeling like something is missing, because something always will be.

Alena Hall

How One Mom Who Lost Her Daughter To Cancer Is Using Her Physical -- And Mental -- Strength To Give Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents

Sandra Andrade never considered herself to be much of an athlete. However, witnessing her young daughter struggle with and ultimately succumb to an ag...

Overcoming Adversity, a Step at a Time

Jay Scott | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

What does taking a single step mean to you? Did you walk to work this morning, or simply walk to the car to drive to work? Did you walk to the kitchen to grab coffee or take the dog for a walk around the block?

Never Second Guess a Second Opinion

Jessica Bensten | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Bensten

From our conversation, I knew I had to stop sitting still. Stop accepting that we got the best, without checking it out myself. I chose to not accept statistics. I couldn't take my son's cancer away, but there were other things I could do. Everett and I got busy researching.

Adding Meaning to a Life Taken Too Soon: Ten Years Later

Jay Scott | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

This Friday, August 1, 2014 will mark 10 years since my daughter Alex lost her life to neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer, at just 8 years of age.

There May Be A Cure For This 4-Year-Old Cancer Patient, But Insurance Doesn't Cover It

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact

By just looking at her toothy smile and the way she jumps furiously on a trampoline, you would think Desirae Cechin was just like any other boisterous...

National Sibling Day: The importance of Siblings and the Care That We Must Provide Them

Jay Scott | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In life, there are only a handful of people who can say they have known you for your entire life. Among them, of course are your parents, but also those who stand beside you, your comrades, your siblings.

Syrian Civil War Is Killing Kids' Chances Of Beating Cancer

Jay Scott | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

The inaccessibility to health care in Syria is only adding to the death toll of the war. A country that was once envied for its government-funded healthcare system is now only a shell of that, with 60 percent of its hospitals destroyed or damaged, and many doctors exiting the country as swiftly as everyone else.

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.

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.

Awareness... What A Bullsh*t Word

Erin Santos | Posted 11.10.2013 | Parents
Erin Santos

Times are changing. These kids are fighting harder and longer. Their stories are getting out there because the chemo drugs are not curing kids, but they are extending their lives. People ARE aware of them. Awareness of pediatric cancer is out there. But now we are getting stalled because the movement is not moving.

In Memory of Talia Castellano

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

When you're sick, you look for motivation to keep going and fight on anywhere you can find it. I "liked" so many Facebook pages, wrote emails, and read about the progress of other kids who had to go through what I did. And no story inspired me more than that of Talia Castellano.

When the Reasons Are Unreasonable: The Childhood Cancer Drug Shortage

Jay Scott | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Jay Scott

Recently, a news story documented the fact that dozens of children's cancer drugs are running out for reasons that include manufacturing problems and reduced production due to lower profits with generic drugs.

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.

3-Year-Old With Cancer Sells Paintings To Pay For $500,000 Medical Bills

Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact

Though his cancer treatments zap his strength, 3-year-old Liam Myrick refuses to sit idly in the hospital room to which he's been confined. The toddle...

Piano Treasures: The Gift of Hope

Andrea Preziotti | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact
Andrea Preziotti

I can see myself as a child disappearing from view with my imaginary friend, dreaming, and wonder if the Ronald McDonald children do the same, using the piano as their own gateway to anywhere but here.