The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

November 6, 2018

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) founder Alex Scott battled neuroblastoma. When she began hosting lemonade stands, her family thought Alex would want the money raised to help kids who were also diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

But Alex had other plans—she wanted to help all kids. Alex wanted to find cures for all types of childhood cancer. Alex knew that cures weren’t just for her. Cures are what every child deserves. 

Every day, 36 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. Childhood cancer is not just one disease. There are... Read More

September 19, 2018

by Eli Talley, ALSF

When I was 4 years old in August 2005, I was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma. Thirteen years later, I’m still fighting every day and I don’t intend on stopping any time soon. 

Since I was so young at diagnosis, I did not really know what was going on. All I knew was that I was going to the hospital so the doctors could look at me and figure out why my leg was hurting. After performing tons of tests and taking lots of blood, they told me that I was sick and had something called cancer. They also said that they were going to do everything they could... Read More

May 11, 2018

by Trish Adkins, ALSF staff writer and Hero Mom

Mothers of childhood cancer heroes learn how to do all sorts of things they never thought they would have to do: flush ports, sleep in chairs at the hospital, search for clinical trials, manage pain, entertain children in clinic waiting rooms and put on a brave face when their child is diagnosed. 

When my daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 14 months old, I was just figuring out how to be mother. Immediately, everything changed. I learned that nothing was guaranteed, except that my love for my daughter (and later, her... Read More