Childhood Cancer

A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step.

— Lao-tzu

“WE HAVE THE RESULTS OF THE SCAN BACK; I’m afraid it’s bad news. Your child has a tumor.” For every parent who has heard those words, it is a moment frozen in time. In one shattering instant, life forever changes. Families are forced into a strange new world that feels like an emotional roller coaster ride in the dark. Strong emotions will batter every member of the family. However, with time and the knowledge that many children survive childhood brain and spinal cord tumors, hope will grow.