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Braving a Battle of Their Own

| Ashley, a mom of two, started detailing her son’s journey with Langerhans cell histiocytosis after he was diagnosed in October of 2015.  Amidst the day-to-day life,  she shares Lexyn’s and their family’s experiences. Amidst the many faces of cancer lies an array of hope.  For it’s within those faces, you continue to see sparkling eyes that can make…Read More

I Was Happy Fighting

| Written by Stephanie Merfeld, mother of Adrian. Adrian passed away two years ago on July 12. Sometimes, social media is not so nice.  I love that I can check on my friends and family and look at cute cat videos, but once you are in the childhood cancer world you can’t leave.   Even…Read More

Great Cycle Challenge USA Raises Over $3 million for Childhood Cancer

| More than 26,000 cyclists around the country raised $3 million to fight childhood cancer this June through Great Cycle Challenge USA! This month-long national event encourages riders of all ages to pedal against childhood cancer.  Each participant set a personal riding goal and encouraged donations from friends and family. In total, riders pedaled 1,946,846…Read More

Depression and Survivor’s Guilt After Leukemia

| Written by Jamie Lynn Hutchings. She is an AML survivor and writer of her blog Surviving The Bubble. After surviving acute mylocetic leukemia at age 11, I tried to prove myself to everyone around me.  I talked about my leukemia every chance I got and tried to remind people about this amazing thing…Read More

The New Normal: Nothing’s Normal

| Written by Monica Fochtman Monica, the mom of two boys and proud partner of Sean, is a coach, consultant, writer, and speaker. Among these, she is also an advocate for childhood cancer patients. Today, she shares her experiences with son, Luke, who was diagnosed at 3-years-old with stage four cancer.  On December 12, 2008, our then 3-year-old son, Luke,…Read More

A Letter to my Pre-Cancer Self

| Dear Pre-Cancer Self, You’re about to be blindsided. You’re just about to start your freshman year of high school; it’s a big transitional period for everyone, including yourself. People start forming friend groups and getting to know each other. You won’t get that. Your third day of school you will unexpectedly be called out of class. Before…Read More

As the Train Passes

| Written by Mindy Dykes Mindy is the mother of 9-year-old Connor, who is a brain tumor survivor. My husband and I agreed from the beginning that we would raise our brain tumor survivor the same way we would his older sister. There would be rules, guidelines, discipline, limitations and expectations. I mean let’s say…Read More

5 Things to Write in a Card

| This blog post is from our new guide Beyond “I’m Sorry”: Supporting a Family Facing Cancer. Download it today to get more great tips on how to care for a family in the best way possible. You’ve picked out a great card for someone you know who is facing cancer. You have your pen in hand,…Read More

“Is There Anything I Can Do?”  There Is, and Here’s How

| This blog post is from our new guide Beyond “I’m Sorry”: Supporting a Family Facing Cancer. Download it today to get more great tips on how to care for a family in the best way possible. If you feel compelled to help a family experiencing cancer, know that your thoughtfulness could be a huge stress relief…Read More

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