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April 5, 2017
Mother Ruth Ciamarra knew her daughter had something wrong. Her intuition led to a high risk t-cell ALL diagnosis for her 8 year old daughter Anna.

Ruth Ciamarra and her daughter, Anna. 

by Trish Adkins, ALSF staff

Moments before Ruth Ciamarra found herself lying on a gurney next to her 5-year-old daughter Anna, doctors announced that Anna had leukemia and needed treatment immediately.

“My hearing went out; I was pretending to listen and nodding along with everything the doctor said. Then I interrupted the doctor and said ‘I’m about to pass out,’ as I tilted backward,” said Ruth. 

Earlier in the day, Ruth took Anna to her pediatrician to rule out a strep throat infection. Her symptoms did not seem... Read More

May 6, 2016

Celebrate Hero Moms all May-long! Thank you to the amazing hero moms who fight childhood cancer alongside their children, tirelessly raise awareness of the need for more research and never stop believing that there is hope for cures. Share May's social media post with your network as a tribute to these amazing women making a difference everyday for all children. 

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You can help Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation raise awareness of the need for childhood cancer research and cures for all... Read More

May 6, 2016

Special thanks to the very special Hero moms who shared their wisdom and lessons with us: Miriam Matz, mother to Ellie; Laurie Thompson, mother to Caelin;  Keren Fitzgerald, mother to Cole; Stephanie Cassabria, mother to Nico; Trish Cartafalsa, mother to Ryan; Dina Dodd, mother to Owen, Lauren Boerlin, mother to Nathaniel, Tish Hearne, mother to Thomas; Heather Banaszek, mother to CJ.

If you asked any hero mom—those mothers with children battling childhood cancer—who their hero was, they would each have the same answer:... Read More

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