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This Cancer-Surviving Teen Is One In Seven Billion

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

Sometimes, a terminal medical diagnosis allows for a few extraordinary opportunities -- like meeting celebrities, driving in fast cars and planning fo...

How My Sister's Cancer Battle Strengthens My Resolve

Jane Saccaro | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Jane Saccaro

Today, there are over three million children affected by a parent's cancer. Our goal is to continue to expand our programs until we can serve every one of those kids.

In the Thick of 'Young Man's Cancer'

Jeb Harrison | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeb Harrison

Take care of ourselves? Perhaps that's the one thought that trumps all others, and probably the one thing that parents of sick kids, especially sick adult kids, lose sight of. And it's probably the only thing in this whole horrifying cancer dance that a proud parent can actually control to some degree.

An Open Letter to My Future Adopted Child: How I Survived Cancer at 24

Shanay Thompson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Shanay Thompson

After my surgery, I panicked. I felt less of a woman. It resonated that I will never have the ability to conceive a child. I shut everyone out. I am only 24 years old, I kept telling myself. I am now a medical student. By the time you read this, Lord willing, I will be a practicing physician.

In Sickness and in Health: What Is It Like for a Mother to Read Her Daughter's Blogs About Stage IV Cancer?

Lisa Bonchek Adams | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Bonchek Adams

Mom and I have reacted very differently to the news of my stage IV cancer. I was online within days writing posts about the steps I was taking. As my readers know, I'm very open about this part of my life. My mother, on the other hand, is much more private.

Never Too Late

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

I initially started blogging about my cancer journey as way to avoid talking about it to others. I soon realized that the process was therapeutic for me. Now, I'm still learning to love and accept myself. But I'm working at it, every single day, for myself as well as my daughter.

Cancer With a Toddler in the House: Why Some Rules Just Don't Apply

Jeff Sirlin | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Sirlin

Parenting is hard. Parenting a toddler is especially hard. Parenting a toddler while going through six months of chemotherapy is indescribable.

Talking With Children About Chemotherapy

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Despite the difficulty, the best thing you can do for your children is engage them in dialogue, which thereby engages them in the entire cancer process.