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Pediatric Cancer

Dear Normal Parents: A Letter From A Chemo Mom

Kathleen Brown-Blake | Posted 02.08.2016 | Parents
Kathleen Brown-Blake

This broken, worry-filled, medication-laden life is my normal. And I just want to feel normal in a normal world. And you, my dear friend, some laughter and mundane conversation, and a deep cup of coffee can make that happen.

Connecting People and Events to Fight Childhood Cancer

Jay Scott | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Jay Scott

The Scott family at the 10th Annual Lemon Ball Events are at the core of what we do at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and our fight against chi...

Childhood Cancer Survivors May Suffer From This Long-Term Health Issue

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Childhood cancer survivors may face an increased risk of heart damage after exposure to certain chemotherapy and radiation treatme...

Lifesaving Ideas From Unlikely Places

Jay Scott | Posted 12.28.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

I recently received an envelope with a prison return address. This prisoner, who is serving a triple life sentence without the possibility of parole, and his friend came up with an idea. They want to create a "parallel registry" for bone marrow donation.

The Year Of "Firsts, Seconds, Thirds, etc

David Bernstein | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
David Bernstein

I read with great interest the many postings, authored pieces and have spoken to many families who share their perceptions about the phrase "The Year ...

Teen Bravely Battling Leukemia Named Honorary Navy SEAL

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.16.2015 | Good News

U.S. Navy SEALs are an elite group of warriors -- their training alone is considered "some of the most mentally challenging and physically d...

These Kids With Cancer Got To 'Fly' To The North Pole To Meet Santa

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.14.2015 | Parents

A group of patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) were in for a special treat when they had the opportunity to meet Santa Claus and Mrs. ...

To My Vito, On Our First Sunday Without You

Nicole Skaro | Posted 12.07.2015 | Parents
Nicole Skaro

Oh my Vito, my amazing Vito. I am not perfect; my past is full of mistakes. Yet I am ever so honored I was able to call you mine for the ever-short time it was.

Sparking Breakthroughs, a Holiday Wish

Jay Scott | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

Thanks to our generous supporters, we've been able to spark breakthroughs in treating childhood cancer. As the parent of a child with cancer, there is no better feeling than knowing that the research we fund is actually saving the life of a child -- like 10-year-old Zach Witt.

NY Giants Coach's Daughter, Keli Coughlin, Offers Advice to Inspire Kids to Give Back

Karen Hart | Posted 11.30.2015 | Parents
Karen Hart

Inspired by Jay McGillis, a football player at Boston College who was diagnosed with Leukemia and lost his battle after eight months, the Coughlins started an incredible foundation to help families who are tackling pediatric cancer.

Many Children With Cancer Were Born With Genes That Increase Risk

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Gene sequencing of more than 1,000 children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer found that as many as 8.5 percent were born with genes that increas...

Baby With Incurable Leukemia Cured With Designer Immune Cells

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A baby whom doctors thought almost certain to die has been cleared of a previously incurable leukemia in the first...

What to Say (and Not Say) to Parents of a Terminally Ill Child

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Supporting a family who has a child with a serious illness is not a one-size-fits-all type of situation. We all cope with these challenges differently, says Jenny, so it's important to take cues from the family on how they would like people to help and be involved.

From One Parent of a Child With Cancer to Another

Jay Scott | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

This is a letter I am writing from myself as one parent of a child with cancer to another parent of a child with cancer. This letter is not meant to scare anyone, but instead hopes the parent's transition into this new life of having a child with cancer will be a little bit easier.

NASCAR's First Family Builds An Inclusive Mission On And Off Of The Racetrack

Alicia Jessop | Posted 10.15.2015 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

Life's priorities changed for Amy France, wife of NASCAR CEO Brian France, when she became a mother to the couple's twins, Luke and Meadow. After the couple's children were born, Amy was not only immersed with ensuring their well-being, but became concerned with doing the same for other children.

6 Things I've Learned in the Pediatric Oncology Waiting Room

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

It's been three years since my daughter's initial cancer diagnosis. Since then, we've visited the pediatric oncology clinic for treatment, follow-up scans and meetings with her doctor. These days she is seen on a not quite monthly basis, depending on her latest scan results. It amounts to a lot of time in the waiting room.

32 Touching Photos Of Cancer's Young Fighters

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.30.2015 | Parents

Mom, law professor and artist Stacey Steinberg wants to use photography to make a difference in the devastating world of pediatric cancer. Throug...

We Can All Make a Difference

Jay Scott | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

Do you think everyone believes they can make a positive difference in the world? I have been lucky enough to witness many amazing stories of people making a difference and changing the world over the past 10 years.

The One's That Are Gone

Erin Musto | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Erin Musto

Our amazing people existed and took a piece of our hearts, they helped build us; we are who we are because of what they built and what we lost with them. Grief is a gift most of all because it reminds us that they were here.

Childhood Cancer? Empathy Is Far From Enough

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

Each September is "Childhood Cancer Awareness" month. This acknowledgement of a problem means more than beautiful photos of smiling bald children. It highlights the urgency of generating action to eliminate cancer as the leading cause of death by disease for American children.

Magical Photo Series Lets Kids With Cancer Live Out Their Dreams

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.18.2015 | Parents

Photographer Jonathan Diaz likes using his work to foster kids' vivid imaginations and inspire them to follow their dreams. His "Anything Can Be" phot...

Why Gold?

Erin Musto | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Musto

There was a time in my life, in so many people's lives, that I was blissfully unaware of childhood cancer. I grew up in an era that I knew only one c...

Childhood Cancer: A New Global Fight

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

Every September, families, caregivers and researchers across the world commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness month by honoring children fighting cancer, celebrating how far we have come, and recognizing how much is left to do.

From His Strength, I Discovered Mine

Jessica Bensten | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

My son was diagnosed with cancer when he was 13 months old. He had just gotten a clean bill of health at his one-year pediatrician checkup. He learned to walk about halfway into the next month. I'd weaned him by 13 months. And just a couple weeks later, on the afternoon of February 15, I discovered a lump.

This Is What Childhood Cancer Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents

"Your child has cancer." Every three minutes, a parent hears those devastating words. And every year, an estimated 91,250 children around the wor...