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July 17, 2019
Today is Glioblastoma Awareness Day. For children battling this rare brain tumor, treatment options are limited and after relapse, the disease tends to spread quickly. 

Today is Glioblastoma Awareness Day. For children battling this rare brain tumor, treatment options are limited and after relapse, the disease tends to spread quickly. 

In 2016, we shared the story of Chloe Cox, a then 12 year old from Texarkana, Texas who had been diagnosed with glioblastoma. Chloe’s family utilized the ALSF Travel For Care program to help cover the costs of hotel rooms 300 miles... Read More

July 3, 2019
Eden is a 14-year-old who loves to shoot photos and smile for her own snapshots. After being unable to walk or practice her favorite activity, dancing, for nearly a year, she was diagnosed at age 10 with a cancer no doctor had ever seen before. They tried standard chemotherapies for two different types of solid tumors similar to her cancer and after many months doctors deemed her cancer-free in March 2016.

Last year, we shared the story of 14-year-old Eden Green, who loves to take photos and dance. Eden was in treatment for a form of childhood cancer so rare, that doctors did not have a clinical name for it. After 4 months of treatment on a clinical trial at Texas Children's Hospital under the care of Dr. Jennifer Foster, Eden went back on standard radiation treatment. Thankfully, she was then declared cancer-free in March 2019. Eden and her family celebrated the news by participating in the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Lemon Climb Houston. 

In June 2019, Eden participated in the... Read More

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

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