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June 16, 2017
six lessons in fatherhood from a journey with childhood cancer.

by Larry Vincent

When I was a very young man, I made up my mind never to have children. I didn’t think I would be a very good father and my own father was absent for most of my life, so the notion of being a dad was informed by angst and ignorance.

Cut to me at age 27, gleefully welcoming my first child Lucas into the world. Two years later, my daughter Jordan joined us. Today, I am grateful for the blessing of my children. They are both young adults now, and I couldn’t be more proud of them, especially given my daughter’s long journey with... Read More

May 13, 2017
20 Motherhood lessons from childhood cancer

by Trish Adkins, ALSF

We talked to some hero moms and asked them, “How did childhood cancer alter your motherhood? What lessons did you learn?”

Last year, we shared 10 of those lessons. However, it was not enough. So this year, here are 20 more things that we learned about motherhood from childhood cancer:

1. Motherhood is the coexistence of every emotion that exists. 

2. Motherhood can mean parenting a legacy because your child is not physically here,... Read More

May 10, 2017
After a childhood cancer diagnosis, life can feel out of control—and it can be hard to hold your child steady through treatment. ​Here are tips from a Child Life Specialist

After a childhood cancer diagnosis, life can feel out of control—and it can be hard to hold your child steady through treatment. 

by Trish Adkins, ALSF

The moment your child is diagnosed with childhood cancer is the moment your world shifts—forever. Fear, chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, days and nights in the hospital and blood draws become part of your daily routine. For your family, life can feel out of control—and it can be hard to hold your child steady through their diagnosis. 

Tommi McHugh, a child life specialist and educator at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado in Denver, says there are things you can do to help your child and your entire... Read More

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