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June 10, 2019
  • When his daughter Kennedy was diagnosed with spinal cord tumors, she was given a five year survival rate of 20-percent. Today, Kennedy is a rising sophomore in college.
    When his daughter Kennedy was diagnosed with spinal cord tumors, she was given a five year survival rate of 20-percent. Today, Kennedy is a rising sophomore in college.
  • Pictured above, Jeff and Kristy Kennedy with Liz and Jay Scott at the 2019 Lemon Ball.
    Pictured above, Jeff and Kristy Snyder with Liz and Jay Scott at the 2019 Lemon Ball.
  • Jeff says he was inspired by Jay Scott's drive to keep his daughter's legacy alive, while helping other children and families.
    Jeff says he was inspired by Jay Scott's drive to keep his daughter's legacy alive, while helping other children and families.

When my daughter Kennedy was born, like all new dads, I vowed to always be there for her and protect her.

But when Kennedy was 2 years old and diagnosed with cancer, I realized that I couldn’t live up to part of that pledge. I couldn’t protect her from this disease. 

It was devastating. 

The first two or three months after diagnosis were extremely difficult. Kennedy was diagnosed with spinal cord tumors, called astrocytoma. Initally, we were told that Kennedy had a 20-percent... Read More

May 10, 2019

When my daughter Alex was first diagnosed with neuroblastoma, my gut instinct was to avoid other “cancer moms.” 

I did not want to be a part of their group and hear about what was happening with them. Not only was I absolutely devastated to be a “cancer mom,” I was hopeful I would not be one for long and that Alex would be cured. I dreaded getting entangled in other children’s battles. 

There was no way I... Read More

May 6, 2019
As a child, Jennifer was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a rare cancer that originates in the lobes of the liver. While in treatment, Jennifer’s nurse Pat Brophy, who was also ALSF Founder Alex Scott’s nurse, supported Jennifer and her parents through a scary, uncertain time. Pictured above, Jennifer and her nurse, Pat Brophy in 1995.   Today, Jennifer Toth is a pediatric oncology nurse at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, an ALSF Center of Excellence institution. She shared her story with us.

As a child, Jennifer was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a rare cancer that originates in the lobes of the liver. While in treatment, Jennifer’s nurse Pat Brophy, who was also ALSF Founder Alex Scott’s nurse, supported Jennifer and her parents through a scary, uncertain time. Pictured above, Jennifer and her nurse, Pat Brophy in 1995. 

Today, Jennifer Toth is a pediatric oncology nurse at Children’s... Read More

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