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The Best Facebook Post I've Seen in a Long Time

Mike Porath | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents
Mike Porath

My favorite posts on Facebook are ones that share something honest and meaningful -- an opinion, a thought, a perspective, an experience. Of all my friends, the one who does this most consistently is Milan Chakraborty, an old college buddy who is now a film producer.

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.

Don't Label My Late Child a Hero

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Leigh

But I remain guarded about the reckless use of the "h" word when it comes to cancer. Natasha was kind, compassionate and gracious, but over time she did not bear her disease with astonishing bravery.

The Sohn Investment Conference: Head, Heart, and Hedge Funds

April Rudin | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
April Rudin

"Follow your passion" has become something of a cliché in the self-help sections of America's bookstores and in the kinds of advice columns and blogs...

Jump, Bubby, Jump

Pauline Hawkins | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Pauline Hawkins

He had so much pain in his life already. How could my husband put Ian in more danger? Didn't he realize that Ian's life was so precarious right now? Didn't he realize that the doctors couldn't guarantee that Ian would see his fifth birthday?

Social Media Makes an Impact on Society

Jay Scott | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

When I was growing up, there was no such thing as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or even cell phones! However, today, children are introduced to social media at a very early age, some may even begin creating a digital footprint of their lives before they are out of the womb.

The Friends Who Were My Son's ‘Best Medicine'

Julie Guillot | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Julie Guillot

There is no way to adequately thank "BFF" Julia and the kids who made time for and stuck with him -- those who brought doses of the best medicine known to Man -- doses of "normal" during his years-long illness.

The Worst Mother's Day Of My Life -- And What's Happened Since

Lisa Farrow Vaughan | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Lisa Farrow Vaughan

Every year in the beginning of May, I try to allow myself some space to mourn the loss of that pre-cancer life, the time when I could still try to rein in my anxiety and fears with a rational voice, when I could still comfort myself with statistics about the "rarity" of childhood cancer.

Joseph Erbentraut

These Stunning Photos Show The Strength And Beauty Of Children Battling Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.09.2014 | Parents

At the time these children are photographed, they are quite literally fighting the battle of their young lives. And that's exactly why the images take...

Beyond 'Survival'

Marie McGrory | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Marie McGrory

As I talk to my fellow survivors I truly can't believe I spent so many years disconnected from this group of my peers with such an incredible shared experience. Through opening up about our stories I am learning so much about this long journey of survivorship we are all on.

Finding My Tribe After the Death of My Daughter

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Leigh

There is laughter and smiles and happy recollections of our late children, and there are tears and sobs and anguished recollections of our late children.

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...

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.

Don't Take it for Granted

Chad Leathers | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Chad Leathers

Those whispered words echoed through the hospital room, nearly muffling the endless beeps of monitoring equipment.

We Must Never Give Up

Jay Scott | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

She heard the words "no," "impossible," and "never" more times than most, but she believed that with the help of others, she could make a difference, and she was right.

The Spirit of the Holiday Season (and the New Year) - Giving Back

Jay Scott | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In recent weeks I've had many conversations about this very topic, the spirit of the holiday season, and I've heard many stories of those who volunteer their time during this very busy season.

How Did 13 Docs Fail to Diagnose Teen's Fatal Tumor?

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Leigh

I've shared stories with parents whose children, like my own daughter, have or have had a brain tumor. Many parents say that it took weeks, or even months, for their children to be correctly diagnosed. In our case, we were one of the "lucky" ones -- although I hesitate to use that word because my child died, albeit five years after diagnosis.

The Future of the AYA Cancer Movement: A Chat With Dr. Leonard Sender

Emily Drake | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

Among his many achievements, Dr. Sender developed the joint Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at CHOC Children's and UC Irvine Health and is currently the chairman of the United States' largest AYA patient advocacy group: Stupid Cancer. I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Sender to discuss his views on the AYA movement.

WATCH: Child Cancer Patient Petitions For Treatment

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Last Thanksgiving, 12-year-old McKenzie Lowe was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Her family is petitioning New Hampshire's governor to allow...

A Different Sleigh for the Holidays: The Cancer Slayer

Jay Scott | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

By definition, to slay is to destroy or extinguish, but in the case of 15-year-old Jordan Vincent, the moniker she has been given, "the cancer slayer," is much more heroic than the distinction conveys.

Beating The Odds: A Victory Over Cancer

Marlo Thomas | Posted 01.25.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

I've always been a champion of kids pursuing their dreams. But sometimes in life, extraordinary circumstances may force us to temporarily put our dreams on hold. The most important thing is to never lose sight of that dream, no matter what punches life may throw in our way.

Rock for Ronan: Couple Inspired by Taylor Swift's Song Seek to Turn World Gold

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rainesford Alexandra

The difference between this love story and all the rest? The girl is singer/songwriter phenomenon Taylor Swift, and the blue-eyed object of her affection is Ronan Thompson, who passed away in May of 2011 after battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer.

Get Nostalgic While Dancing For A Cause (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.07.2013 | College

Yo tell me what you want, what you really really want! The University of Delaware will tell you what they want, what they really really want! They...

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.

The Cause I Wish More Celebrity Moms Would Champion

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Leigh

It's mean-spirited to blame Romijn (or Christina Applegate or Melissa Etheridge) for choosing breast cancer as their cause. But as the parent of a child who lost her life to a pediatric brain tumor, I wish just one of these celebs would lend their wow factor to childhood cancer.