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Pediatric Cancer

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...

We Don't Get to Pick the Hard Stuff

Erin Musto | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Erin Musto

While driving home today, my 6- and 7-year-old daughters opened up about many hurts in their hearts. I have found that car rides are the safest place, to them, to open up and chat. In this conversation there was much talk of divorce and missing their family.

Dear America, Don't Get Sick

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 09.06.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

I'm sitting here at the very bottom of the medical food chain wondering why it's not illegal for pharmaceutical companies to price gauge the products that save our lives. If the price of my daughter's medication wasn't so high, would we have the drugs in hand quicker?

Creating an Environment of Purposeful, Meaningful Work in Today's Competitive Market

Mike Alpert | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact
Mike Alpert

People are drawn to and support organizations and businesses that have shared values. Here's another novel thought: really good people and really good businesses become great when they create and maintain purposeful, meaningful work.

Cinemia: Cancer Goes to the Movies

Bret Hoekema | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

Perfect viewing for any old Tuesday night. The Broken Circle Breakdown is a transcendent meditation on what it means to be alive and where we go when we die. It speaks to the cancer experience without being a cancer movie. I'm not interested in any other kind.

Kids Battling Cancer Go To Their 'Happy Places' In Dreamy Photos

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.04.2015 | Parents

A sweet photo project by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta helps kids with cancer go to their "happy places" -- whether they're imaginary isl...

7-Year-Old With Cancer Sings 'Fight Song' In Tearjerking Video

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents

Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" has become a special pump-up anthem for people facing hardship of all kinds, including brave cancer fight...

Childhood Cancer: Don't Look Away

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

When you have a child going through a serious illness, you don't want people to look away. You want people to see you, see your child. It's the only way to keep from drowning. I'm not proud that I lived in a bubble of unawareness. When I finally couldn't look away anymore, when I didn't have the choice, I learned about a lot of amazing kids. My world got wider, not smaller.

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.