The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

Two-time childhood cancer survivor Maya Rigler has raised over $410, 000 for research!

13-year old Maya Rigler (above with her family at Alex’s “Original” Lemonade Stand) has fought two different types of childhood cancer and managed to raise enough money for over 8,000 hours of childhood cancer research. And she is not stopping—not until there are cures for all children. ​


by Maya Rigler, Childhood Cancer Hero

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  Although I never met Alex, her story has always impacted me. We both fought cancer and were even treated at the same hospital with some of the same doctors. Her home is just a few miles away, and she’s been a hero of mine for as long as I can remember.

Just before my second birthday, my doctor discovered a mass in my stomach. I found out I had a type of cancer called... Read More

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

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