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Pediatric Cancer

5 Things You Should Know About Oncofertility

Emily Drake | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

Not all surgeries, chemotherapies and radiation treatment options affect fertility and in some cases people assume that they are infertile, only to be surprised by an unplanned pregnancy after unprotected sex.

Pediatric Cancer, Angry Prayers and a Kind Chaplain

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 08.14.2015 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

It reminded me -- each time -- that if a human could handle my doubts and my rage, and understood that they came from a place of pain, then, of course, so could God.

The Power of My Daughter's One-Cup-at-a-Time Legacy

Jay Scott | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

We truly believe that you never know which dollar is going to make the difference and lead to the next big discovery to help kids with cancer, and that every single dollar adds up toward making those dreams of a cure a reality.

Family Walks Thousands Of Miles From Disneyland To Disney World In Memory Of Daughter

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.29.2015 | Good News

 For this Texas family, Disney World has a special meaning. The Cobb family reached the Florida theme park last month after walking 4,000 miles ...

Children Really Are Our Future

Jay Scott | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

As we enter the summer months and "lemonade season," as we call it at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, I have the immense pleasure of hearing from children all around the country who are continuing what Alex started.

Where's Heaven, Part 2 -- Relapse

Michelle Frost | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michelle Frost

The only thing that was worse than having my child diagnosed with cancer was the shattered belief that it was cured. Insidiously, it came marching bac...

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.

The Day Social Media Ripped Me Apart For Taking My Son To The Theater

Nicole Skaro | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Nicole Skaro

When we tell our children to look away or don't look at people who are different, we are teaching our children that those children are invisible and to ignore them.

Mom Captures Beautiful Moment Between Little Girls Battling Cancer Together

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents

When Tazz Jones was visiting her 5-year-old daughter Maliyah at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, she took a sweet photo of the little girl embraci...

What We Really Mean When We Say, 'I Could Never...'

Mardra Sikora | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Mardra Sikora

In all honesty, when my son was diagnosed with Down syndrome, I thought. Well, if it had to be something... I can handle this. I don't know if that's weird, maybe it's a coping mechanism of some sort, but it's also true.

Getting the Wind Knocked Out of Me

Adina Ciment | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Adina Ciment

When I was 13, I was kicked in the solar plexus during karate class. The sensei came over to me and explained to me that I had "gotten the wind knocked out of me." And he was right. Quite literally, in fact. I couldn't breathe. Hearing that your son has a brain tumor knocks the wind out of you in a completely different way.

To The Momma Of A Critically And Chronically Ill Child

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

You fight for your children when they can't fight for themselves. You hope for them and you stay positive for them, and then run to the bathroom just to cry in the stall where they can't see.

The Girl Who Taught Me to Spell the Word 'Love'

Kathy Radigan | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Kathy Radigan

I went to her birthday party and brought her a Barbie. I thought it was odd that she wouldn't take the plastic off the doll's hair. Years later, it occurred to that she might have been trying to protect the doll's hair because she couldn't protect her own.

Teaching Our Children to Say Thank You

Jessica Bensten | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

there are days when even the most dedicated people get run down and question their commitment. The next time you notice a good job, say something, do something and make something special out of an average day. What a great lesson we can teach our children.

How a Racehorse Named Afleet Alex Kept Our Daughter Alex's Legacy Alive

Jay Scott | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

My wife Liz and I knew nothing about horse racing at the time, but in our minds, we thought, why not? We soon learned that the owners had undersold the ability of the horse, he was more than "pretty good."

Coaches Curing Cancer Donates Gifts to Pediatric Cancer Research

HooplaHa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

When Grainne Owen gave birth to twins, she had to work hard to keep up with her sports loving and exuberant son, Killian. When Killian was five years old, however, he was diagnosed with Leukemia.

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.

Caroline Bologna

6-Year-Old Hero Raises Money For Cancer Research While Battling A Brain Tumor

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents

Six-year-old Michael Mosier was diagnosed with a tumor in his brain stem on September 4, 2014 -- just one week after his birthday and his first day of...

Looking for Heroes

Marshall Stanger | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Marshall Stanger

It's an incredible sight to see all of those people lining the streets for miles, with seemingly no square foot of concrete left uncovered. As I look around I will also see hundreds of runners wearing a "St. Jude Hero" singlet just like mine.

23 Photos That Show The Resilience And Strength Of Kids With Devastating Illnesses

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents

For the past two years, photographer, law professor and mom of three Stacey Steinberg has offered free photography sessions to families facing "devast...

Deliveries of Hope From a Teen Who Conquered Cancer

Neil Willenson | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Neil Willenson

This past October, I was part of an unlikely and impromptu chorus singing at the funeral service for "Princess" Evey Cannon who died from cancer at the unfair and tender age of four years old.

How My Husband Transformed My Son's MRI Scans Into Incredible Adventures

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 05.31.2015 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

My husband was inspired: "The mask is part of your spacesuit!" he told Andrew. "You need to breathe different air because you are going to a different atmosphere!" He told him that the MRI machine was a rocket ship, and he would be traveling to different planets.

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."

My Son's Guardian Angel

Nicole Skaro | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Nicole Skaro

My son was diagnosed with cancer. I quickly learned children do die. They die in horrific horrible ways. Ways adults can't even fathom. Ways that make you question God's existence.

21 Inspiring Photos Of Nurses And Doctors Shaving Their Heads For Pediatric Cancer Research

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents

Each year around St. Patrick's Day, the St. Baldrick's Foundation hosts fundraisers across the U.S. in which people volunteer to shave their heads to ...