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Childhood Leukemia

Teaming Up On Facebook To Fight Childhood Cancer

DeAndra Chapman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Good News
DeAndra Chapman

I watched my daughter lose her hair and her appetite. She was tired and nauseated, experiencing vomiting and weight loss. We lived through what the St. Jude's commercials don't show. Starla was in the hospital for six months with only three short visits home. She went through five rounds of intense chemotherapy, with each round carrying its own set of side effects.

Boy Battling Cancer Gets 2,000 Birthday Cards From Around The World, Can't Stop Smiling

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.10.2014 | Good News

What's better than one birthday card? Two thousand of them, of course. And few know that better than Max, a young boy in Boston, whose friend, Benn...

The Moving Reason These 70 Rabbis Shaved Their Heads

Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion

Dozens of rabbis are heading home with a lot less hair from the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Convention. Rabbis came together as us...

Childhood Cancer: The Continued Shortage of Life-Saving Drugs

Erin Smith | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Smith

The shortage of medication in the world of childhood cancer is not new. It is a recurring problem and a concrete plan needs to be enacted to keep it from happening -- ever.

Government Shutdown Makes Everyone A Child Cancer Advocate Now, But What About After?

Jay Scott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

Childhood cancer deserves more funding from the federal government, certainly more than the small percentage it is receiving during the shutdown, but also more than the small percentage that it receives yearly.

Little Boy With Leukemia Shines As Best Man

AP | Posted 08.05.2013 | Weddings

JEANNETTE, Pa. -- Looking dapper in a tiny tan pinstripe suit and orange shirt, a 2-year-old boy with only weeks to live served as the best man for hi...

The Heartbreaking Reason This Couple Is Marrying Saturday

AP | Posted 10.01.2013 | Weddings

JEANNETTE, Pa. — A 2-year-old boy with only weeks to live will serve as best man when his parents wed this weekend. Sean Stevenson and Christin...

Why Cutting My Hair Is About So Much More Than My Looks

Jane Roper | Posted 04.19.2013 | Women
Jane Roper

While sometimes I'm wistful for my long hair, mostly, I'm just wistful for the time in my life it accompanied.

The Return Of Big Jon at Christmas

Guideposts | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

My mother had bought the toy for Jason when he was first diagnosed. He was handmade with felt eyes, nose and mouth, perpetually smiling. Big Jon went with him to every doctor's appointment, slept with him in every hospital bed. He offered so much more than security.

When Is It Acceptable to Confront Your Child's Bully?

Erin Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Erin Smith

My 5-year-old daughter has Leukemia. She was diagnosed when she was 4 and lost all of her hair from the chemo. She was out of school for nine months and finally was able to go to Kindergarten this past September. Knowing how mean kids can be, I was scared to death to send her.

7 Things My Daughter's Cancer Diagnosis Taught Me

Erin Smith | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Erin Smith

Life really is very fleeting. Most of us are so busy and wrapped up in the day-to-day craziness of life that we don't take the time to appreicate the fact that it is whizzing right by us.

Health Reform and My 8-Year-Old Son

Michelle Cunningham | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Michelle Cunningham

I am grateful for the Affordable Care Act because my 8-year-old son, a leukemia survivor, has health insurance today because of it.

Treasure Chest Foundation Brings Toys To Children Suffering From Cancer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Martin Kisel survived leukemia as a child. Now he's looking to give back as part of the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation, co-founded by hi...