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Overcoming the Port Access

| Access. When I used to hear that word, I would think of a secret little route to get onto the highway quicker. Access. It’s like a special privilege, right? When a doctor gives me their cell phone number and tells me that I have access to them 24/7, I feel pretty privileged. We all want access. When cancer struck our…Read More

Research in Sarcomas Gets Help from Man’s Best Friend

| “Sarcoma is a tragic disease,” says Michael Verneris, MD, professor, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation, University of Minnesota. “It is heartwrenching to explain to a patient or family that the cancer has recurred.” A cure does not yet exist for relapsed sarcomas in children, yet Dr. Verneris is energized by the results that he and his colleagues are seeing in…Read More

Turning 1,600 iPhones of Data into Targeted Treatments

| Your donations support Logan Spector, PhD, who is currently a co-investigator on an National Institutes of Health grant called Genetic Risk Factors for Ewing Sarcoma. The research he’s doing could help doctors detect Ewing sarcoma early on, increasing patients’ chances of survival or prevent the cancer entirely. In collaboration with the University of Utah, the investigators are collecting DNA from…Read More

Conquering Fear: Griffin’s Story

| Every time Jill arrived at the hospital for her 8-year-old son Griffin’s chemotherapy treatment, she posted signs and drawings on the blank hospital room walls. One sign hung above Griffin’s bed and his IV pole: “Griffin Strong.” it said. This is one of the mottos that Griffin and his family have carried with them since the beginning of Griffin’s journey…Read More

Meet Mikaela

| Mikaela started ninth grade like many students—easing into a new school and meeting new friends. But unlike her classmates, Mikaela would spend the next three years battling cancer. From the moment of her diagnosis, Mikaela’s care team found that her health and responses to treatment were unpredictable. “She was always the exception to the rule,” recalls her mom Kate. “If…Read More

Words I Never Want to Say

| Every now and then I get a flashback from when I was 13 years old— some memory that has been imprinted in the limbic system of my brain will move to the front and appear to me. These thoughts and emotions become real again, as if I am hearing them for the first time. “We think you have…Read More

The November of Grief

| November is a hard month. It’s the time of year when the cold winds of winter blow the brilliant color of October away. The sky turns from vibrant blue to thick clouds, and the darkness of night comes early. It is the time that reminds us of what was and of what is yet to come. Grieving for a…Read More

Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund Surpasses $1 Million

| Dear supporters, Just this past month, the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund surpassed $1 million. We are overwhelmed with gratitude that so many have helped us reach this goal set by Zach not so long ago. He was passionate about helping other children who continue to battle and lose their childhood and lives to such a vicious disease. Because you cared,…Read More

Holding Hands with a Butterfly

| Wearing pink ballet slippers, 2-year-old Elisa McCann flies around her living room using her new-found walking and running skills. Her father, Dagan, diligently follows her, arms protectively guiding her from corner to corner to prevent any injury that might arise from tripping and falling. Some call children like Elisa “butterfly children” because they are so fragile—as fragile as butterfly wings.…Read More

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