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Pediatric Cancer

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

Jay Scott | Posted 03.19.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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 ...

Beyond the Classroom, an Education in Making a Difference

Jay Scott | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

My daughter Alexandra "Alex" Scott, the creator of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, would be 19 years old now, and I don't think it's a shock to learn that I often wonder what she would be like today.

Penn State Students Dance for 46 Hours to Conquer Pediatric Cancer

Khadyon Reid | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact
Khadyon Reid

The IFC/PanHellenic Dance Marathon (THON) is a yearlong effort to raise money and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer, which concludes with an exuberant 46-hour no sleeping, no sitting dance marathon.

A Little Girl Asks, Where's Heaven? Part I

Michelle Frost | Posted 02.13.2015 | Parents
Michelle Frost

Carpools and T-Ball practice, which once ruled my schedule had now been replaced by something called a roadmap. A roadmap, that if closely followed, would come close to maybe guaranteeing a 70 percent cure rate. In the blink of an eye I had become a mom with a 30 percent chance of having their youngest child die before she reached her 7th birthday.

From Postal Worker to Nonprofit President

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

At that moment, Annette discovered her true calling. She went from being a postal worker to becoming the leader of a charitable organization that has raised $35,000 for pediatric cancer patients in less than two years.

100 Million Reasons to Be Thankful

Jay Scott | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

While the common conjecture may be that summer is the most important time for us here at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, the beginning of the year brings with it some special inspiration as well.

If I'd Let Fear Paralyze Me, I Wouldn't Have My Daughter

Jessica Bensten | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

I was afraid having a child with cancer had labeled me as defective. Everyone else was having healthy kids, so there must be something wrong with me.

My Sons Make Sacrifices So Their Brother Can Live

Nicole Skaro | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Nicole Skaro

My sons lost both of their parents when Vito was diagnosed. There is no other way to say it. My other sons are on the back burner while we are in a fight for Vito's life.

Know That You Are Loved And By Love, We Live

Nicole Skaro | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Nicole Skaro

I dream of a day I go broke paying for your college. I dream of a day you tell me you are traveling the world. I dream of a day you tell me you're in love. I dream of a day I hold my grandchild.

3-Year-Old With Cancer Gets Surprise Disney Trip With Adorable Send-Off From Her BFF

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.16.2015 | Parents

Three-year-old Juniper a.k.a "Juni" and her pal Violet are both battling a rare type of cancer called retinoblastoma. Last year, the Make-A-Wish Found...

Dear New Cancer Mom

Nicole Skaro | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Nicole Skaro

I wish we'd never known each other. I wish this was a journey you'd never had to embark on. I'm still new to this journey. We've only been on it for four months. I just want you to know you are strong.

The True Meaning of a Superhero; Avenging Childhood Cancer

Jay Scott | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

It is no secret that among my heroes, I count all children who have battled cancer; they face adversity throughout their journey and yet display a courage unlike any other I have ever seen.

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...

A Community of Worth

Audra D. Wilford | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Audra D. Wilford

Three months after my then four-year-old son Max was diagnosed with brain cancer, and with the support of a number of extraordinary women, the MaxLove Project (MLP) began.

The Inspiration to Act Beyond the Buzzer, How Sports Inspire Change

Jay Scott | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

The real winners in life aren't decided by the final score, who crosses the finish line first (or last), but rather how you choose to deal with the challenges presented to you.

Hope Is Spelled N-O-A-H: How My "What If" Became "What Is"

Amber Larkin | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Amber Larkin

I just wanted "something different," something better for these children. This started my search and I learned a lot as I became a "momcologist."

Why We Switched Hospitals Mid-Cancer Treatment

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Medically, the first hospital did everything right. I am grateful for that. The surgeon who removed my son's tumor was one of the best pediatric neurosurgeons in the U.S. The nurses on the oncology floor did their job well. But I was miserable.

Unlocking the Secrets of Pediatric Cancers Can Help Doctors Treat Children and Adults

David A. Williams | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
David A. Williams

The fact that childhood cancer is, thankfully, a rare disease belies the fact that it is the leading cause of disease-related death in U.S. children, age 1-19.

Oncology Occupational Hazards

Pamela Brill | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Pamela Brill

've learned a lot about life and humanity from working as a nurse practitioner in pediatric oncology. Some of those lessons have undoubtedly made me a better person than who I was before I learned them. They shifted my perspective. They gave me insight I never would have had.

Walking Dogs Through Life

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Little Sam was born and I hardly had time to breathe, or sleep, or eat, let alone take walks. I hired a babysitter a couple of hours a week, and when I didn't use the time to collapse on my bed, I scrounged up the leashes.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Research: Unique Challenges and Opportunities

Sierra Alef-Defoe | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sierra Alef-Defoe

Just as children are not miniature adults, pediatric cancers aren't small adult cancers. The distinct biology of pediatric brain cancer means it often needs different treatment and can also give us insights into the origins and cures to all cancers

Swedish Subway Ad Sends A 'Hair-Raising Message' That Shouldn't Be Ignored

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents

Back in February, a clever Swedish subway shampoo ad, in which a woman's long hair blows around her face whenever a train arrives, went viral. Recentl...

Devon Still Opens Up About Daughter's Cancer Battle In Touching Interview

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports

Few words frighten a parent quite like these four: "Stage IV pediatric cancer." Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still knows this better than most. ...