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September 19, 2019
  • “Never in a million years did I think my kid would have cancer," said Kim, whose son Matteo was diagnosed at 6 months old with kidney cancer.
    “Never in a million years did I think my kid would have cancer," said Kim, whose son Matteo was diagnosed at 6 months old with kidney cancer.
  • “Having a child with cancer changes you. You breathe deeper, love harder, forgive more. Is it hard? Absolutely. By far it’s the hardest thing I have ever faced as a parent,” said Tina, mom to Kensley, who was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2019.
    “Having a child with cancer changes you. You breathe deeper, love harder, forgive more. Is it hard? Absolutely. By far it’s the hardest thing I have ever faced as a parent,” said Tina, mom to Kensley, who was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2019.
  • “I believe research saves lives and I do not want to see any more children die from cancer,” said Angie. Angie’s daughter, Sara, died when she was 18 years old from relapsed germinoma.
    “I believe research saves lives and I do not want to see any more children die from cancer,” said Angie. Angie’s daughter, Sara, died when she was 18 years old from relapsed germinoma.

The night before 6-month old Matteo was diagnosed with a rare pediatric kidney cancer, his mom, Kim stayed up late baking cookies for an upcoming lemonade stand at Power Home Remodeling to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

“Never in a million years did I think my kid would have cancer. We knew about childhood cancer. We were aware. But we did not think it would be us,” said Kim.

Everyday, 43 children are diagnosed with childhood cancer. A childhood cancer diagnosis brings with it... Read More

September 12, 2019

Every day, everywhere, children are diagnosed with cancer. Right now, children are in hospitals receiving frontline treatment following a diagnosis. Other children are beginning a clinical trial following a relapse. Still others face long-term side effects from their treatment. 

As these children fight for their lives, researchers, families and other supporters are working hard to raise awareness about the need to find safer treatments and more cures. 

Here are the 10 facts you need to know about childhood cancer:

1. In the U.S., 43 children are diagnosed with... Read More

September 12, 2019
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, talking to their siblings and young friends can seem very intimidating. However, educating other children about the diagnosis can help foster a supportive and encouraging environment for the diagnosed child, while also helping friends and siblings who may also be confused and scared.

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, talking to their siblings and young friends can seem very intimidating. However, educating other children about the diagnosis can help foster a supportive and encouraging environment for the diagnosed child, while also helping friends and siblings who may also be confused and scared.

It is essential for children to receive honest, age-appropriate information. Children who are not given the facts will often invent worst-case scenarios. Talking about cancer in a way they understand can decrease the likelihood of misunderstandings.

Here... Read More

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