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Never Second Guess a Second Opinion

Jessica Bensten | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Bensten

From our conversation, I knew I had to stop sitting still. Stop accepting that we got the best, without checking it out myself. I chose to not accept statistics. I couldn't take my son's cancer away, but there were other things I could do. Everett and I got busy researching.

Adding Meaning to a Life Taken Too Soon: Ten Years Later

Jay Scott | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

This Friday, August 1, 2014 will mark 10 years since my daughter Alex lost her life to neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer, at just 8 years of age.

There May Be A Cure For This 4-Year-Old Cancer Patient, But Insurance Doesn't Cover It

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact

By just looking at her toothy smile and the way she jumps furiously on a trampoline, you would think Desirae Cechin was just like any other boisterous...

National Sibling Day: The importance of Siblings and the Care That We Must Provide Them

Jay Scott | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In life, there are only a handful of people who can say they have known you for your entire life. Among them, of course are your parents, but also those who stand beside you, your comrades, your siblings.

Syrian Civil War Is Killing Kids' Chances Of Beating Cancer

Jay Scott | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

The inaccessibility to health care in Syria is only adding to the death toll of the war. A country that was once envied for its government-funded healthcare system is now only a shell of that, with 60 percent of its hospitals destroyed or damaged, and many doctors exiting the country as swiftly as everyone else.

Words of Wisdom From My Daughter: 'I Believe in Miracles'

Jay Scott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

I'm not here to tell you about a miracle that saved my daughter's life; instead of I'm here to tell you about the miracle that was her life, and how her 8 ½ years of life have left an enduring impact on the lives of other children battling cancers.

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.

Awareness... What A Bullsh*t Word

Erin Santos | Posted 11.10.2013 | Parents
Erin Santos

Times are changing. These kids are fighting harder and longer. Their stories are getting out there because the chemo drugs are not curing kids, but they are extending their lives. People ARE aware of them. Awareness of pediatric cancer is out there. But now we are getting stalled because the movement is not moving.

In Memory of Talia Castellano

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

When you're sick, you look for motivation to keep going and fight on anywhere you can find it. I "liked" so many Facebook pages, wrote emails, and read about the progress of other kids who had to go through what I did. And no story inspired me more than that of Talia Castellano.

When the Reasons Are Unreasonable: The Childhood Cancer Drug Shortage

Jay Scott | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Jay Scott

Recently, a news story documented the fact that dozens of children's cancer drugs are running out for reasons that include manufacturing problems and reduced production due to lower profits with generic drugs.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Jay Scott | Posted 06.12.2012 | Impact
Jay Scott

Alex was just four-years-old when she asked my wife if she could hold a lemonade stand when she was released from the hospital. Even at 4-years-old, Alex knew that when we come together, all things are possible.

3-Year-Old With Cancer Sells Paintings To Pay For $500,000 Medical Bills

Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact

Though his cancer treatments zap his strength, 3-year-old Liam Myrick refuses to sit idly in the hospital room to which he's been confined. The toddle...

Piano Treasures: The Gift of Hope

Andrea Preziotti | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact
Andrea Preziotti

I can see myself as a child disappearing from view with my imaginary friend, dreaming, and wonder if the Ronald McDonald children do the same, using the piano as their own gateway to anywhere but here.

Parents Continue Son's Legacy Of Generosity To The Hospital That Treated Him

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Mark Staehely was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a painful nerve cancer, when he was 12 years old. However, it didn't stop his generous spirit....

Little Layla Grace: Empathy in Twitter Time

Mallika Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mallika Chopra

This morning, I was rushing out of the house to drop off my daughter to school when I saw a tweet that captured my attention because it expressed sadn...