The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

Welcome to The Childhood Cancer Blog
from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

November 29, 2021

Childhood cancer happens every day, everywhere. In the United States, approximately 43 children are diagnosed every day, while thousands of others continue treatment for their primary diagnosis or relapsed cancer. These families are often forced to travel far from home for treatment or to search desperately for a clinical trial for cancer that is not responding to standard protocols. 

Nearly seven children die each day from childhood cancer—leaving a permanent and unimaginable void in their families. Children survive childhood cancer, too, but not without a price. The nearly 500,... Read More

November 24, 2021

Taylor was just 11 years old when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer and one of the most common types of pediatric sarcomas. 

Treatments seemed to work for a little while, but then the cancer spread to Taylor’s lung. After the lung was removed, Taylor enrolled in a clinical trial at Texas Children's Hospital that was made possible by an infrastructure grant from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). Her family then waited, desperate for a cure. 

The trial worked. Now, 15 years after her diagnosis, Taylor is cancer-free, a pediatric nurse in Alabama,... Read More

November 17, 2021

Earlier this month I celebrated my 52nd birthday. Every year in the days surrounding my birthday I find myself reflecting on my life. I try not to fill my reflections with regrets, but instead focus on all that is good in my life and the people I am grateful for. I feel like the luckiest person in the world, so choosing just one person to be grateful for is like trying to choose a favorite star in the sky.

Some people seem surprised when I say I am lucky. My beautiful, amazing daughter, Alex, died when she was 8 years old from neuroblastoma. She was sick for nearly her entire short... Read More